Eye On Boise archive for Feb. 2014

FRIDAY, FEB. 28, 2014

From left, Betsy Russell, Jim Weatherby, Dan Popkey, Emilie Ritter Saunders and Melissa Davlin on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television on Friday (Seth Ogilvie)

The week that was...

On tonight’s “Idaho Reports” program on Idaho Public Television, I join Jim Weatherby, Dan Popkey, Emilie Ritter Saunders and host Melissa Davlin for a discussion of the legislative events of the week, from today’s lengthy guns-on-campus hearing to Idaho’s image. Also, Davlin and Ritter Saunders...

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Guns-on-campus hearing enters seventh hour... 

As the guns-on-campus hearing continues this afternoon, Boise State University President Bob Kustra was among those testifying, speaking strongly against the bill. Rep. Brent Crane, R-Nampa, told Kustra, “Currently the way the Constitution reads, I think open carry is allowed on your campus and currently...

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Business tax incentive legislation clears House panel

Idaho Commerce Director Jeff Sayer’s new business incentive legislation cleared the House Revenue & Taxation Committee this morning, with just one “no” vote, from Rep. Lenore Barrett, R-Challis, and now moves to the full House for debate. Patterned after a Utah law, the bill would...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 27, 2014



"Add the Words" protesters are arrested in Senate garden-level corridor by the Idaho State Police on Thursday, after they blockaded Senate committee hearing rooms (Betsy Russell)

Arrests are under way, bus is out front... 13 

Arrests of "Add the Words" protesters are under way in the Senate garden level hallway. Idaho State Police troopers are leading the protesters quietly, in small groups, to a ground-floor Capitol visitors room for processing, as they did during the last protest that resulted in...

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Two Senate committee meetings canceled 

Two Senate committee meetings that had been scheduled for 1:30 today have been canceled, the Commerce Committee meeting and the Transportation Committee meeting. Both had started to assemble in House committee hearing rooms because their regular Senate meeting rooms were blocked by an "Add the...

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