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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 1, 2015

THURSDAY, JAN. 8, 2015


Transportation funding high on Legislature's agenda 

Legislative leaders from both parties say improvements to how Idaho funds maintenance of its transportation system are likely to get attention this year. “The citizens of Idaho have invested billions of dollars in to this transportation system,” said House Speaker Scott Bedke. “I think we...

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Otter on IEN, prison takeover, Medicaid... 

Other comments from Gov. Butch Otter at this morning’s AP Legislative Preview: On the Idaho Education Network: “The only problem that we’ve had with the IEN was the contracting process.” He said a recent survey of school districts gave the broadband network high marks; however,...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 7, 2015



TUESDAY, JAN. 6, 2015

Labrador backs Boehner for speaker this time 

Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador joined in the majority vote for Rep. John Boehner to continue as speaker of the House, as did Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson; but two years ago, Labrador voted against Boehner for speaker "The votes were simply not there to defeat the...

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Sherri Ybarra answers questions from reporters at her first news conference Tuesday in Boise (Betsy Russell)

Ybarra: State ed department will be the 'go-to place' 

New state schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra is holding her first press conference today, at which she introduced her executive staff. In addition to interim Chief Deputy Pete Koehler, Special Assistant to the Superintendent Tim Corder, and Special Education Director Charlotte “Charlie” Silva, she introduced Will...

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MONDAY, JAN. 5, 2015



Ben Ysursa (Gallatin Public Affairs)

Ysursa joins Gallatin Public Affairs

Retired longtime Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa is joining Gallatin Public Affairs, where he will be “of counsel.” That’s similar to positions other longtime former elected officials have taken with the regional firm, from former Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus to the late former Idaho...

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State report calls for 3% raises for Idaho state workers 

The state’s new official Report to the Governor on state employee compensation and benefits is out, and it recommends merit-based raises averaging 3 percent for state employees next year. If approved, that’d be the biggest raise targeted toward state employees since 2008. Idaho state employees...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 2, 2015

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