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Eye On Boise archive for Dec. 3, 2008

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 3, 2008

Spoken the way it was written

House Majority Leader Mike Moyle, R-Star, who’s among the speakers this afternoon at the Associated Taxpayers of Idaho annual conference, opened his talk with this comment about Otter chief of staff Jason Kreizenbeck’s delivery of the governor’s keynote speech at lunch today: “I think that’s...

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Reaction mixed, mostly positive

Reaction to the governor’s transportation proposals from legislators is mixed, but mostly positive so far. “I’ve said all along that we need to focus at least on maintenance, so that we don’t fall farther behind,” said House Speaker Lawerence Denney. He joked, “With the volatility...

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Otter wants gas tax hike, fee increases

Gov. Butch Otter informed legislators today that Idaho needs to raise its gas tax, increase car and truck registration fees, tax rental cars and more to fund pressing transportation maintenance needs around the state. “What will be revealed in January is whether we have the...

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Guv sick, but speech still on

Gov. Butch Otter went home sick yesterday and was bad enough off that he went to the doctor, only to find out he has bronchitis. “He just sounds terrible,” said Jon Hanian, Otter’s press secretary. Otter’s scheduled to give a big speech today to the...

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Disgraced lawmaker in trouble again

Former state Sen. Jack Noble, who resigned from the Idaho Senate in 2005 in an ethics scandal, is in trouble again, this time being dunned for failing to provide workers compensation insurance for workers at his now-defunct Idaho dairy. The bankrupt Noble reportedly has moved...

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