A young visitor to the Idaho Statehouse celebrates the giant state flag hanging in the rotunda as the Idaho Legislature convened Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 in Boise. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman via AP)
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho senators on Wednesday joined their House colleagues in introducing legislation seeking to wrest power from Republican Gov. Brad Little on emergency declarations like the one dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.
Four pieces of Senate legislation, just like the House bills brought forward a day earlier, aim to increase the authority of the part-time Legislature while limiting the governor’s power. Public hearings on the legislation are expected in the Senate State Affairs Committee in the coming weeks.