State of the State
On January 9, Governor Brad Little laid out his priorities in the 2023 State of the State and Budget Address. Although many subjects were mentioned, the following will have the most impact on nonprofits:
Week one of Idaho Legislature is a wrap at the legislature, and it was quieter than we might have expected! Most of the legislation that has been introduced has been focused on abortion and/or the public sector. The slow start could be attributed to a learning curve for many of our elected officials, with 39 first-time state legislators and significant changes to legislative committees and chairs.
We anticipate the pace will ramp up quickly, and weeks two and three will surely have some proposed legislation that we will be keeping an eye on. Remember to bookmark our bill tracker to follow bills that impact the nonprofit sector.
Potential Change to JFAC
A potential change is being proposed to the way the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee votes on state budgets at the committee level. Many Idaho nonprofits rely heavily on pass through funding or government grants, so we will continue to keep you updated on the topic.
For some medium-large nonprofits (that employ 15 or more people) the following federal legislation could have an impact on your nonprofit:
The Idaho Nonprofit Center hosts trainings and webinars throughout the year. Find a subject that interests you today!
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