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Eye On Boise 2013 Idaho Legislature archive

MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013

MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013

Mon., April 15, 2013, 4:40 p.m.

Funding spat leads to veto... 

Changes in Idaho law designed to make sure public corruption and open meeting law violations by county officials are adequately investigated have been vetoed by a governor who actually supports the changes, amid a spat between House members and the Idaho Attorney General’s office over...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013


MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013


SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2013

FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2013

From left, Betsy Russell, Jim Weatherby, Melissa Davlin, Aaron Kunz and host Greg Hahn on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public TV on Friday (IPTV / Kevin Rank)

Fri., April 5, 2013, 5:32 p.m.

The week that was...

On tonight’s “Idaho Reports” program on Idaho Public Television – the final program of the year - I join Jim Weatherby, Melissa Davlin, Aaron Kunz and host Greg Hahn to discuss the week’s developments in the Legislature. Plus, Jim, Greg and I interview House Speaker...

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Fri., April 5, 2013, 11:05 a.m.

Schmidt: 'Legislature adjourns with unfinished business'

Sen. Dan Schmidt, D-Moscow, a physician and an outspoken advocate of expanding Idaho's Medicaid program to replace the current county-state medical indigency and catastrophic care program, has sent an op-ed piece to Idaho newspapers saying, "The Idaho legislature adjourns with unfinished business. As health care...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013

Gov. Butch Otter finds his way to the second floor of the Statehouse to congratulate members of the Idaho House as they finish the 2013 session Thursday April 4, 2013 in Boise. (AP/Idaho Statesman / Darin Oswald)

Thu., April 4, 2013, 4:16 p.m.

Session wraps up after 88 days...

Here’s a link to my full story at spokesman.com on how Idaho lawmakers adjourned their legislative session today after 88 days, running nearly a week longer than planned amid a deadlock in the Senate over the budget for public schools. In the end, the budget...

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House Speaker Scott Bedke, shortly after the House adjourned for the year (Betsy Russell)

Thu., April 4, 2013, 11:27 a.m.

Lawmakers celebrate end of 88-day session

Once the House had adjourned, Speaker Scott Bedke invited everyone – including Gov. Butch Otter, the press, staffers and others – to a cake reception in the speakers’ office, and representatives, family members and others filled the hallways, talking and enjoying their cake. Bedke told...

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Thu., April 4, 2013, 10:29 a.m.

House adjourns sine die

The House has adjourned sine die, ending this year's legislative session. The official time was 11:31 a.m. "We look forward to meeting with you again next year," said Majority Leader Mike Moyle.

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