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Idaho Lt. Gov. blames public records mess on press, lawyers

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 15, 2021

Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin held a news conference Thursday to defend her decision to refuse to release public records until she lost a lawsuit over the matter, criticizing the Idaho Attorney General's office and accusing several news organizations of lying in their coverage of the civil case.
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McGeachin faces contempt of court complaint over refusal to release task force records

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 29, 2021

A lawyer for the Idaho Press Club on Wednesday filed a petition against Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin for contempt of court after McGeachin failed to produce public records a month after a judge ordered her to do so. The contempt petition asks a judge to detain McGeachin in jail until she produces the records, which came from a public feedback form tied to McGeachin’s education task force on indoctrination.
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Idaho lawmakers look for ways to nullify vaccine mandates

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 22, 2021

BOISE – Idaho should adopt a health policy that would make vaccine status a private medical record that employees could refuse to make available to employers as a way to thwart President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate, an attorney told lawmakers Wednesday.
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Lawmakers to discuss vaccine mandate with eye on reconvening

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 20, 2021

Lawmakers on a committee that considers state sovereignty issues have bumped up their planned meeting next week to Wednesday to consider President Joe Biden's vaccine mandate. The meeting announced Monday is a potential avenue to reconvening the Legislature.