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Eye On Boise 2012 Election archive

MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012

Sen. Nuxoll: Let's drop it 14 

Idaho Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood, whose touting of a tea party plan to upset the presidential election results through an electoral college boycott got national attention after I wrote about it in my Sunday column, now says she's ready to drop the idea, which experts...

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MONDAY, NOV. 26, 2012

MONDAY, NOV. 19, 2012

FRIDAY, NOV. 16, 2012


MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2012

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7, 2012






Contract: No cost to state now that Prop 3 voted down 

I've had several inquiries from readers concerned that now that voters have rejected Proposition 3, that the state would face costs related to the now-canceled $182 million laptop contract with Hewlett-Packard. I can verify that according to H-P's Business and Scope of Work Proposal, which...

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More election results... 

Other results from last night, with 99% of the vote counted: SJR 102, county probation services amendment: 74.4% yes, 25.6% no HJR2aa, right to fish, hunt and trap: 73.4% yes, 26.6% no Every incumbent state legislator in districts 1-5 who faced a challenge was re-elected....

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All three school reform measures fail

With 93 percent of the vote counted, all three "Students Come First" school reform measures are being soundly defeated. That means the laws passed amid much controversy in 2011 are repealed. Here's where they stand: Proposition 1: 42.8% yes, 57.2% no Proposition 2: 42.1 percent...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 6, 2012





Opponents of Idaho's "Students Come First" school reform measures gather in Boise to watch results on election nights (Betsy Russell)

School reform opponents: 'An affirmation'

Opponents of the "Students Come First" school reform measures are celebrating at their own election-night party at the Red Lion Downtowner hotel. The early numbers show a win for the opponents. "If we pull this off, it's going to be an affirmation of what we've...

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