Eye On Boise

Float-home bill raises eyebrows

Legislation requested by the state Land Board to define "reasonable" rents for floating homes on state-owned Idaho lakes was introduced in a House committee Tuesday, but members were wary of the idea. Rep. Steve Kren, R-Nampa, said the issue is a "civil matter between float homes and marina owners," and questioned why lawmakers should get involved. "Rent control, of all things," sniffed House State Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Loertscher, R-Iona. You can read my full story here. Also in today’s Spokesman-Review, you can read here about how Coeur d’Alene is in line for a new $24.2 million University of Idaho classroom building.

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