Eye On Boise archive for March 2012

FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012

Idaho Reports (Idaho Public Television)

The week that was...

On tonight's "Idaho Reports," I join Jim Weatherby, George Prentice, Dan Popkey and host Greg Hahn to discuss the legislative developments of the week. Tonight's program also includes Hahn's interviews with Lt. Gov. Brad Little and with Sen. Elliot Werk, D-Boise; a report on energy...

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House and Senate Democrats response Friday to this year's legislative session. (Betsy Russell)

House, Senate Dems respond to session...

House and Senate Democrats responded to this year's legislative session today, criticizing the Republican majority for its priorities, including tax cuts for top earners and social legislation on contraception and abortion. "They played special-interest social politics and forgot that people care about their personal freedom,"...

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Lt. Gov. Brad Little, president of the Idaho Senate, applauds at the close of the legislative session on Thursday after 81 days. (Betsy Russell)

Senate adjourns sine die 

The Idaho Senate has adjourned for the session at a little after 7 p.m., four hours after the House did the same. Here, Lt. Gov. Brad Little applauds the end of the session, which ran for 81 days. The final hours included tearful goodbyes, speeches,...

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Senators applaud outgoing Sen. Joyce Broadsword, R-Sagle, on Thursday evening. (Betsy Russell)

Senate says its goodbyes...

The Senate has been saying its goodbyes, including emotional farewells from the longest-serving Idaho senator ever, Sen. Denton Darrington, R-Declo; from Sen. John Andreason, R-Boise; Sen. Joyce Broadsword, R-Sagle; Sen. Diane Bilyeu, D-Pocatello; Sen. Shirley McKague, R-Meridian; Sen. Edgar Malepeai, D-Pocatello; and Sen. Nicole LeFavour,...

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Senate prepares to adjourn... 

"The Senate has completed its business and is about to adjourn sine die," Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis said. Committees are being sent to notify the House, which adjourned for the session nearly three hours ago, and the governor.

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Senate passes teacher salary bill 

With no debate or discussion, the Senate has passed HB 698, the teacher salary bill, on a 28-7 party-line vote. That's the House version of the bill to cancel future cuts required by the "Students Come First" reform law in teacher salary funds, in order...

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