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Eye On Boise archive for March 18, 2014

TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014





Education stakeholders find common ground 

One area where three diverse stakeholder groups have come together this year: Education, according to Idaho Education News reporter Kevin Richert. Unlike the battles that preceded the controversial, voter-rejected “Students Come First” school reform laws, this year’s session has seen the three major associations representing...

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Senate amends business incentive bill

The Senate has approved amendments to HB 546, state Commerce Director Jeff Sayer’s bill to provide refundable tax credits to businesses that create certain numbers of higher-paying new jobs. Aimed at resolving constitutional concerns raised in an Idaho Attorney General’s opinion, the amendments, proposed by...

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Your Legislature at work...

When the House voted unanimously – 70-0 – in favor of an obscure bill this morning regarding testamentary appointment of guardians of minors, House Speaker Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, joked that he wanted to “record this moment.” Such unanimity is rare in the House. It happened...

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