Eye On Boise archive for March 21, 2012


House heads into closed-door caucuses... 

The House voted 52-14 in favor of HB 682, the Medicaid budget for next year, with no opposing debate; it then adjourned for the day. Both the House Republicans and House Democrats are headed into closed-door caucuses. Meanwhile, the Senate has reconvened. Senate Majority Leader...

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Sen. Pearce: 'I did nothing wrong' 

Sen. Monty Pearce, R-New Plymouth, has issued a statement responding to the Senate Ethics Commission's unanimous vote today to dismiss an ethics complaint against him, saying, "I welcome the committee’s unanimous decision to clear me of the charges leveled last week. I did nothing wrong...

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Lawmakers' conflict-of-interest cup runneth over... 

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Senate's conflict-of-interest cup runneth over. Since Democrats complained about Sen. Monty Pearce's alleged disclosure transgressions, Republicans have been disclosing en masse. Maybe it's a protest of solidarity with Pearce, like Sen. Jeff...

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U.S. Supreme Court sides with Sacketts

The Supreme Court has sided with an Idaho couple in a property rights case, the Associated Press reports, ruling they can go to court to challenge an Environmental Protection Agency order that blocked construction of their new home and threatened fines of more than $30,000...

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