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Eye On Boise archive for Feb. 16, 2015

MONDAY, FEB. 16, 2015



Rep. Joe Palmer, R-Meridian, pitches transportation funding legislation to the House Transportation Committee on Monday (Betsy Russell)

Road funding bill designed to 'get ideas out there' calls for hikes in gas tax, registration fees, more to raise $200M a year 10 

Legislation from House Transportation Chairman Joe Palmer, R-Meridian, was introduced unanimously in the House Transportation Committee this afternoon, to hike gas taxes, car and truck registration fees, and impose other fees and taxes including new charges on electric and hybrid cars that use little gas,...

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Parks Dept. corporate sponsorships bill introduced 

The Senate Resources Committee has voted unanimously to introduce legislation sought by state Parks Director David Langhorst to allow state parks to solicit corporate sponsorships as an additional revenue source, but not without questions. Sen. Michelle Stennett, D-Ketchum, questioned whether it would lead to naming...

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Lawmakers to take action on IEN mess Tuesday morning 

The Legislature’s immediate solution for the Idaho Education Network mess will be debated by the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee tomorrow morning, JFAC Co-Chair Dean Cameron, R-Rupert, announced this morning at the end of today’s joint committee meeting. “In order to protect schools, I think we’re going...

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