Keep It Local Idaho
Keep It Local Idaho was created in partnership with the Idaho Association of Counties, the Association of Idaho Cities, the Idaho Association of Highway Districts and the Idaho School Boards Association.
The mission of Keep It Local Idaho is to educate Idahoans about local issues and the importance of keeping government control closest to the people.
From The Blog
What You Need to Know About Idaho’s Primary Elections
Primary elections can be confusing, especially if you have not voted in a primary election for a while or perhaps you are voting in the Idaho primary election for the first time. In Idaho, political parties use primaries to select a slate of candidates to run for office during the general election. With the primary election coming up on Tuesday, May 17th, now is a great time to clear up some of the misconceptions about primary elections in Idaho.
Staffing Public School Transportation Hits Bumps in The Road
Providing school transportation has been a requirement of public schools since the 1940s. But after being rattled by the pandemic, schools across the country are struggling to staff local school bus drivers. Idaho is no different. Staffing shortages in Idaho, like other states, have had a ripple effect on schools, students, and their families, sometimes forcing school closures or drastic changes in operation. In at least nine states in the U.S., they requested assistance from the National Guard.
Investments in Infrastructure Rise with Idaho’s Growth
In December 2021, the U.S. Census reported Idaho as the fastest-growing state in the nation for the fifth straight year. What does this growth mean for our roads? Simply stated, more growth equals more traffic which equals more congestion. While this may seem distressing, counties and highway districts across the state are prepared to take on the challenge thanks to additional funding streams recently passed.
Speed Limits and Speed Zones: Know Before You Go
Speed limits are set by Idaho law, specifically Idaho Code 49-654. Where no special hazard or conditions exists that requires a driver to lower their speed to fit conditions, such as weather or condition of the roadway, the maximum speed limit varies by types of roadways.