Eye On Boise archive for May 2013

FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2013

Idaho scrimps on state employee pay 

As University of Idaho President Duane Nellis leaves Idaho this week to become president of Texas Tech, his parting advice to the state was to invest in its workers by funding raises for state employees. That’s something Idaho Gov. Butch Otter declared a priority early...

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THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2013

BooBoo the bear now back in the wild...

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: MCCALL, Idaho (AP) — An orphaned black bear cub that suffered second-degree burns on its paws during an August 2012 forest fire in eastern Idaho has been returned to the wild, healthy and 70 pounds heavier. Officials...

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U of I names interim law dean

The University of Idaho has named Michael Satz, associate dean in the College of Law, to serve as interim dean of the college, effective June 1. Satz succeeds Don Burnett, who was named interim president of the University of Idaho. When Burnett accepted the interim...

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State's budget reserve fund filling fast 

Here’s a surprising turn of events: With April’s strong state tax revenues, if current trends hold, statutorily required transfers to Idaho’s Budget Stabilization Fund, the state’s main rainy-day savings account, will fill that fund to its statutory cap by the end of the current fiscal...

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Legislative interim committees named 

The Legislative Council has voted unanimously to approve the appointments for its legislative interim committees; you can see the list here. The new committee on the K-12 education system will be co-chaired by Senate Education Chairman John Goedde and House Education Chairman Reed DeMordaunt; other...

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Of lawmakers and technology... 

As the Legislature’s IT division manager, Glenn Harris, opened his presentation to the Legislative Council on technology changes during the 2013 session, he referred to the “hand-holding” sometimes needed when new technologies are introduced. House Speaker Scott Bedke asked if most of that “hand-holding” was...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013






TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013


Medicaid lawsuit seeks class-action status

A group of Medicaid patients with severe disabilities who sued the state last year over cuts in their care are now seeking class-action status for their lawsuit, on behalf of about 3,600 people who receive care through a waiver program for people with developmental disabilities....

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Clearwater Collaborative reaches landmark agreement

The Lewiston Tribune reports that the Clearwater Collaborative, a group that includes environmentalists, lumber companies, the Nez Perce Tribe and local and state officials, has reached an agreement intended to restore wildlife habitat and protect pristine areas while also allowing economic activities such as logging...

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Idaho now has more than 50 farmers' markets 

Idaho now has more than 50 farmers’ markets statewide, according to the state Department of Agriculture, which has a new guide out here, complete with locations, times and dates of operation. In the Boise area, farmers’ markets from downtown Boise to Eagle, Kuna and Mountain...

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