Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 2012

TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2012




Rare Canada lynx sighted in Salmon-Challis area

Idaho Fish & Game is reporting a rare Canada lynx sighting in the Salmon-Challis National Forest, the first direct evidence of lynx presence there since 1991. “This would be an extremely rare event, and we’re waiting to get genetic test results before we confirm it’s...

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Luna touts 'one-to-one devices' 

State schools chief Tom Luna told lawmakers, "The next step is implementing a one-to-one ratio of mobile computing devices to students and teachers in every public high school in Idaho. This is a critical step in making sure every student has equal access to the...

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House Speaker Lawerence Denney, after apologizing to a closed-door GOP caucus for his unsuccessful attempt to oust GOP redistricting commissioner Dolores Crow (Betsy Russell)

Denney after apology to caucus: 'The issue is done' 

A subdued House Speaker Lawerence Denney said after a 45-minute closed GOP caucus today that he apologized to the caucus for his handling of the attempted ouster of GOP redistricting Commissioner Dolores Crow. "Most of the comments were very, very supportive," Denney said. He said...

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House GOP heads into closed-door caucus

The House has wrapped up its floor session for the day without hearing any bills, and the GOP majority has headed into a closed-door caucus; Speaker Lawerence Denney said last week that he planned to both apologize for his move to oust GOP redistricting Commissioner...

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Rep. Brian Cronin, D-Boise, center, speaks at a Tuesday press conference at which House and Senate Democrats unveiled their new "iJobs 2.0" package of six jobs bills. (Betsy Russell)

Dems unveil 'iJobs 2.0,' slate of seven jobs bills 

Legislative Democrats today unveiled their "iJobs 2.0" package, which includes seven pieces of legislation, from tax credits for new agricultural processing operations, to a "finders fee" tax credit for businesses that persuade vendors or partners to relocate to the state, to a "Buy Idaho First...

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MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2012




Drug settlement brings Idaho $625K

Two prescription drug manufacturers, Mylan Laboratories Inc. and Mylan Pharmaceuticals, have agreed to pay Idaho $625,000 in a legal settlement over allegations of overcharging the state's Medicaid program, without admitting wrongdoing. “This settlement addresses the harm incurred by Idaho’s taxpayers and the State,” said Idaho...

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