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Eye On Boise archive for March 30, 2007

FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2007

Settlement reached in University Place scandal

Boise attorneys Roy Eiguren and L. Edward Miller will keep their licenses to practice law and no longer face charges stemming from their involvement in the University Place saga, the Idaho Business Review reports. The agreement between the attorneys and the Idaho State Bar was...

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An ode to the 2007 Idaho Legislature

Out on the Moyle highwayYou’ll need no social engineerIt’s a slippery slope where they tax your food And the end of the session is near.There will be no smoking while bowlingBut they’ll try to keep mom at homeHere at the Idaho StatehouseMini-wings will sprout from...

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House Appropriations Committee meets

The House Appropriations Committee, the House half of the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee, is meeting now to consider introducing the new highway bonding bill. The bill sets a maximum of $250 million for GARVEE bonding for next year, and lists the six highway projects but gives...

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Still waiting…

Both houses have taken a lunch break, and are scheduled to come back into session at 1:30. Perhaps then we’ll know if they can come together today on a highway bonding plan and end the legislative session, now in its 82nd day…

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Possible new GARVEE number: $250 million

The draft that’s being considered by lawmakers to settle the standoff over GARVEE highway bonding has a different total than the two bills that died earlier. It’s $250 million. The last two proposals totaled $246 million, and the governor’s original proposal totaled $264 million. The...

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The waiting game

With legislative leaders working on a compromise on a highway bonding plan, most rank-and-file members have been left sitting around, waiting. So, what do to? Here, Sen. John Goedde, R-Coeur d’Alene, tries some Sudoku on the computer.

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Leadership emerges with possible compromise

House and Senate GOP leaders just emerged from two hours of closed-door meetings saying they have a compromise proposal on highway bonding. Now, “We’ll go to caucus,” said House Speaker Lawerence Denney. The proposal is acceptable to leadership on both sides, “contingent upon whether or...

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How to get something big out of the capitol

When they took down the giant murals on the fourth floor of the Capitol yesterday, it was clear they wouldn’t go down the winding stairways of the rotunda, so the murals were lowered down through the center of the rotunda with ropes. With lawmakers at...

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