Eye On Boise archive for Oct. 2012

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2012


Ysursa: 'We do think this will send a message' 

Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa says Education Voters of Idaho has now complied with the state's Sunshine Law, by filing the required forms revealing its donors. "This seems to be in total compliance with what we wanted, and of course the judge's order," he...

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EVI leaders: 'We are proud of our donors' 

John Foster and Debbie Field of Education Voters for Idaho submitted a letter to Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa when they filed their required campaign finance disclosure forms for the group this afternoon. In it, they said they "strongly disagree" with 4th District Judge...

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Albertson Foundation: 'It wasn't us' 

The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation has released this statement: "The donation made by Joe B. Scott to the Education Voters of Idaho fund was made by Mr. Scott as a private, concerned citizen. The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation was not involved in any...

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Link to the full reports...

Here's a link to the full campaign finance reports filed this afternoon by Education Voters of Idaho, which show that the group has collected more than $641,000 in until-now anonymous donations to back state Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna's "Students Come First" school reforms. The...

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Awaiting the big reveal...

Idaho political watchers are awaiting the big reveal today - when a secretive group, under a court order, reveals the source of more than $200,000 it collected to underwrite statewide TV ads in favor of Propositions 1, 2 and 3, the school reform measures. The...

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Expert on laptop contract: 'A really complex deal' 

I spoke last night with Leslie Fiering, research vice president for Gartner Inc., a leading market research and advisory firm focusing on the information technology industry and a recognized expert in major IT acquisitions, about Idaho's $182 million laptop contract. She said lease deals are...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2012




What the contract says... 22 

I'm still awaiting answers from the State Department of Education to a series of questions I had after reviewing the $182 million, eight-year contract between the state of Idaho and Hewlett-Packard Co. for laptop computers. But one thing is clear: The state's not getting the...

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The $180 million-plus laptop contract... 

Here it is - the $181,935,125 eight-year contract that the state of Idaho has signed with Hewlett-Packard Co. to supply laptop computers to every Idaho high school student and teacher. It may take a bit to load, but you can see the full contract here;...

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The 'selective enforcement' argument...

Among the unsuccessful defenses that the secretive "Education Voters of Idaho" offered yesterday in court for its position that it shouldn't have to disclose its donors was "selective enforcement." Attorney Christ Troupis noted that John Foster, co-executive director of the group, submitted an affidavit to...

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MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012


Judge orders EVI to disclose donors 

Fourth District Judge Mike Wetherell has ruled in favor of the state of Idaho in its lawsuit seeking disclosure of the secret donors to a campaign against three Idaho ballot measures; Wetherell ordered Education Voters of Idaho to disclose its donors by 3 p.m. this...

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Idaho GOP Congressman Mike Simpson, right, debates his Democratic challenger, state Sen. Nicole LeFavour, left, Sunday night in the "Idaho Debates" at the state Capitol. (Idaho Public TV / Kevin Rank)

Simpson, LeFavour face off in debate 

2nd District GOP Rep. Mike Simpson and his Democratic challenger, state Sen. Nicole LeFavour, debated on live TV last night in the "Idaho Debates." You can watch the full debate online here. The two clashed over women's issues, from pay inequity to lawmakers' comments about...

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