Eye On Boise archive for June 2012


FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2012

What changed, what didn't in GOP platform... 

Idaho Republican Party officials say their platform got a good "going-over" at their state party convention in Twin Falls last weekend, with days of subcommittee and committee hearings before the new version was presented to the full convention and approved. "I think everybody got a...

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Idaho GOP sticks with its tea party platform planks

Idaho's super-dominant Republican Party was widely expected to swing back toward the middle this year, after tea party activists peppered the party platform two years ago with planks urging abolishment of the Federal Reserve, eliminating direct election of U.S. senators and pushing Idahoans to stockpile...

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Labrador: 'Founding fathers would be appalled' 

1st District Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador is decrying the U.S. Supreme Court decision this morning upholding the health care reform law. "Our Founding Fathers would be appalled that their vision of a limited government no longer exists," Labrador declared; click below for his full statement.

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Risch: Repeal health reform law

Idaho Sen. Jim Risch, in response to this morning's health care ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act, called for the act's repeal. "The Supreme Court has now ruled that it is a tax increase, underscoring the deception by which this law passed," Risch said. "Those...

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Idahoans on both sides react to ruling

Among the Idaho reaction so far to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling this morning upholding the individual mandate and the national health care reform law: Hannah Brass, Idaho legislative director at Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest, issued a statement headed "Idaho Women Win with Today’s Supreme...

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U.S. Rep. Simpson: 'Fight isn't over' 

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson says he's "disappointed" in this morning's U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the health care reform law, and he's vowing that the "fight isn't over," calling on Congress to repeal the law. “While the Supreme Court has ruled that Obamacare is Constitutional,...

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How the 5-4 ruling broke down...

Here's how the U.S. Supreme Court justices came down in the health care decision, according to the Associated Press: Chief Justice John Roberts was joined by justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor in upholding the law. Justices Samuel Alito, Anthony...

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Idaho school funding again ranks 50th in nation 

Idaho's school spending per pupil ranks 50th in the nation for a second straight year, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Census, while Washington's is 32nd, one place worst than last year's ranking of 31st. Washington education officials bemoaned the ranking as too...

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