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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 1, 2015

THURSDAY, FEB. 12, 2015

Risch gets energy subcommittee chairmanship

Idaho Sen. Jim Risch announced today that he’s been named chairman of the energy subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources; Risch previously was the ranking Republican on the subcommittee. Risch said he’s “honored.” “My appointment to this subcommittee is important to...

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State appeals IEN ruling to Idaho Supreme Court

Idaho has filed a notice of appeal following 4th District Judge Patrick Owen’s final ruling yesterday squarely against the state in the lawsuit over the Idaho Education Network. Idaho EdNews reporter Kevin Richert reports that Camille Wells of the IEN sent out an email late...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11, 2015

A $245 million problem? Not exactly... 

When former Sen. John Goedde earlier this week told lawmakers the state could lose $245 million in federal funding if the embattled Idaho Education Network goes dark, he apparently exaggerated – Idaho Reports co-host Melissa Davlin reports that the actual amount at risk if Idaho...

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Instant racing: 'A policy question'

Sen. Chuck Winder, R-Boise, said, “Just a comment. … I think from my perspective, we’re here to determine whether these machines are legal or not legal and whether or not they meet the test of what we authorized in 2013. And it just seems to...

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Testimony: ‘Horses are as much Idaho as potatoes’

Among those testifying so far this morning on SB 1011, to repeal “instant racing” in Idaho: Taunja Elison, a horse owner/trainer and the current president of the Idaho Thoroughbred Association, said, “Technology has changed everything that we do today, and that’s no different with racing.”...

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Fact check: Instant racing claims...

As the Senate State Affairs prepares to continue its hearing this morning on SB 1011, the bill to repeal "instant racing" in Idaho, here's a fact check on some of the claims that have been made on both sides of the debate, from AP reporter...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 10, 2015




House panel wants study of student data collection

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A House legislative panel is recommending creating a work group to scrutinize governmental data collection on Idaho students and find ways to reduce it. The House Education Committee unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday...

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