BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed into law legislation prompted by the deaths of three Idaho Army National Guard pilots killed in a helicopter crash during a training exercise last year.
The Republican governor in a private ceremony with the families of those killed signed the measure Tuesday. The measure sponsored by Democratic Rep. Chris Mathias changes the law to make the spouses and children of Idaho military personnel or public safety officers killed during training eligible for college scholarships.
Mathias is a U.S. Coast Guard veteran who sought to change the law after finding out last year it didn't cover those killed in training.