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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 1, 2014

THURSDAY, JAN. 2, 2014



Idaho state chief economist Derek Santos briefs state lawmakers about trends in the economy, and how those could impact Idaho state tax revenues (Betsy Russell)

Santos: U.S., Idaho's economies both growing

Idaho state chief economist Derek Santos is reviewing national economic trends for the joint Economic Outlook and Revenue Assessment Committee. He began with a bar chart showing the nation’s real gross domestic product growth back to 2007 and forward to 2016, a widely quoted measure...

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The Idaho House chamber is being readied for Gov. Butch Otter's State of the State message, which is set for Monday. (Betsy Russell)

Back to the Capitol...

Holiday decorations are being hauled away, the big lighted tree on the front steps has been dismantled, and lawmakers and staffers are beginning to filter back in to the state Capitol in advance of the legislative session that starts on Monday. The House chamber is...

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State human resources chief retires 

Vicki Tokita has retired as Idaho's director of human resources, Gov. Butch Otter announced; her retirement was effective Jan. 1. Tokita had worked for the state for 37 years, including 19 in human resources; she was named head of the Division of Human Resources in...

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