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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 1, 2014

THURSDAY, DEC. 4, 2014


Idaho senators visit with Secretary of State Ben Ysursa before the start of the Senate's organizational session on Thursday (Betsy Russell)

Senate, House convening organizational sessions 

Both the Senate and the House are convening their organizational sessions this morning, with the first order of business the swearing-in of all the state lawmakers. The Senate is planning something special: Outgoing Secretary of State Ben Ysursa will administer the oath of office. "That's...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 3, 2014






Deputy Attorney General Brian Kane briefs Idaho's newest state lawmakers on ethics laws, during a "Law School for Legislators" session Wednesday that's part of Idaho's new-lawmaker orientation. (Betsy Russell)

Ethics advice for new legislators: Using position for personal gain is the only felony specifically called out in the Idaho Constitution 

Idaho’s newest state legislators are attending a “Law School for Legislators” today, with briefing from the Idaho Attorney General’s office on conflict of interest and ethics; from Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa on sunshine laws, campaign finance and working with lobbyists; and more. Deputy...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 2, 2014






More logging considered in northern Idaho forest

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: OROFINO, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service's new supervisor for the 4-million-acre Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest in northern Idaho says the agency might offer more trees for sale. Cheryl Probert says the Johnson Bar salvage and...

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MONDAY, DEC. 1, 2014







FRIDAY, NOV. 28, 2014

Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little (Betsy Russell)

Lt. Gov. Brad Little, Idaho's governor in waiting

If newly re-elected 72-year-old Idaho Gov. Butch Otter didn't complete his full third term, Idaho's new governor would be Brad Little, the second-term lieutenant governor, rancher and former state senator who's been toiling full-time in the part-time, low-paid post since Otter appointed him to it...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 26, 2014

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