Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 2013

THURSDAY, JAN. 31, 2013



House panel approves revised ethics rule

The House Judiciary Committee has approved HR 2, the resolution to change the House’s ethics rule, Rule 76, to add a standing ethics committee and make other revisions. “We shared this with the minority and we had some very helpful, constructive things that we incorporated...

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Child immunization registry change draws opponents 

Opponents of childhood immunizations packed a Senate Health & Welfare Committee hearing yesterday on proposed changes to Idaho’s immunization registry, and after much testimony both for and against, the committee put off a vote on the first bill it was to take up and didn’t...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30, 2013






Rep. Bateman to House: 'Oh, how we love Idaho' 

“Oh, how we love Idaho,” declared Rep. Linden Bateman, R-Idaho Falls, as he began presenting HCR 5 in the House this morning, his resolution to name the Capitol Auditorium the “Abraham Lincoln Auditorium,” and marking March 4, 2013 as the 150thanniversary of the creation of...

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Armed man in video ID'd, says he's sorry 

The armed man rifling through lawmakers' desks in a Jan. 10 security video taken on the House floor has been identified, reports Idaho Statesman reporter Dan Popkey; Brian Carter, 47, of Meridian says he didn't mean any harm. You can read Popkey's full report here.

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A tale of dueling petitions...

Twin Falls Times-News reporter Melissa Davlin reports today on two dueling petitions, as Gov. Butch Otter yesterday posted a petition in favor of a state-based insurance exchange on his website for Idahoans to sign, and Idaho Freedom Foundation executive director Wayne Hoffman posted his own...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 29, 2013




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