BC-Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am
Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Idaho. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Boise bureau at (208) 343-1894.
Idaho at 8:30 a.m.
BOISE _ Idaho’s legislative budget-setting committee hears more on Gov. Brad Little’s proposed budget and considers supplemental appropriations for a number of entities. Keith Ridler monitoring, writing on merits.
HEALTH AND WELFARE
BOISE _ A legislative health and welfare committee hears proposals on immunization exemptions. Rebecca Boone monitoring, writing on merits.
TRANSGENDER INMATE SURGERY-APPEAL
BOISE _ Idaho said Wednesday it will appeal a recent court ruling ordering the state to provide gender confirmation surgery to a transgender inmate. By Rebecca Boone. SENT: 530 words. WITH AP Photos.
BOISE _ Information is power, and Idaho lawmakers could have more of it this year with a new emphasis on sending non-partisan budget experts to House and Senate committees to explain the numbers in the financial requests of the state agencies they oversee. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 445 words.
MORMON CHURCH-SEXUAL ABUSE
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. _ Another member of the Navajo Nation is suing the Mormon church, saying he was abused in a now-defunct program that sent children into foster care for the school year. By Felicia Fonseca. SENT: 600 words.
ISU FOOTBALL COACHES-MISCONDUCT
POCATELLO _ Idaho State University officials are investigating after a football player complained that a coach punched his shoulder and sent racist text messages. SENT: 430 words.
XGR-STATE EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION: Gov. Little seeks 3 percent merit raises for Idaho employees
RISCH-SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE: Risch elected to US Senate Foreign Relations Committee