Eye On Boise archive for Aug. 2010

TUESDAY, AUG. 31, 2010

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter's transportation funding task force meets Tuesday in a "garden level" (basement) hearing room at the state Capitol. (Betsy Russell)

Otter, Allred on car-truck fee study 

Here's a link to my full story at spokesman.com on today's meeting of Gov. Butch Otter's transportation funding task force, which voted unanimously to accept a new state-commissioned cost-allocation study showing car owners are overpaying for Idaho roads while heavy trucks underpay, but expressed strong...

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Helicopter crash victims identified

The two Idaho Fish & Game fisheries biologists who were killed in a helicopter crash this morning in Kamiah have been identified as Larry Barrett, 47, of Lewiston, who's worked for Fish & Game since 1985; and Dani Schiff, 34, of Lewiston, who's worked for...

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Members of the Idaho governor's transportation funding task force meet Tuesday in Boise. (Betsy Russell)

Keough: 'Mine are on the record' 

As the governor's transportation funding task force opened its meeting this morning, one member, Sen. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint, took the opportunity to formally disclose a possible conflict of interest. She both made a statement and submitted a written notice, noting, "My private sector employer is...

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MONDAY, AUG. 30, 2010

ITD joins wide-loads appeal 

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Transportation Department joined an oil refiner in asking the state Supreme Court to overturn a judge's decision that's halted shipments of oversized equipment over U.S. Highway 12. ConocoPhillips has already appealed...

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Superintendent's race in the spotlight

The first non-educator to head Idaho’s public school system is running for re-election, and he’s being challenged by one of the state’s most respected educators: the just-retired superintendent of the Boise School District, the state’s second-largest district. The race between state Superintendent of Schools Tom...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 27, 2010

THURSDAY, AUG. 26, 2010

Otter response: 'It takes experience like mine' 

Gov. Butch Otter's campaign issued this response to Democratic challenger Keith Allred's comments this morning regarding the state budget and school funding. It's a statement from Otter: “Mike Ferguson’s economic forecast this morning was very positive news for our state. This is a prime example...

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