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Eye On Boise archive for Feb. 23, 2015

MONDAY, FEB. 23, 2015

Barbieri: 'It was rhetorical' 31 

Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, whose question to a doctor during a hearing this morning on an anti-abortion bill about whether a woman could swallow a pill containing a tiny camera for a remote gynecological exam – the answer was no – went viral and...

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Sen. Lodge returns to Senate after illness

Sen. Patti Anne Lodge, R-Huston, returned to the Senate today, and thanked senators and others for their cards and prayers while she was ill, undergoing seven surgeries since Christmas. “The cards are over 2 feet tall, and the prayer lists – I don’t think there’s...

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House Ed backs 'Pay for Success' bill

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A legislative panel is backing a bill that would let Idaho's Education Department contract with private companies for education programs, and then only pay once the programs are shown to work. The House...

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JFAC votes 19-1 to make up shortfall in fund for inaugural 

The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee is handling supplemental appropriations, budget requests for adjustments in the current budget year, this morning, as it prepares to begin setting agency budgets for next year tomorrow. Among the supplemental requests was one from the Idaho Military Division for inauguration expenses....

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Report looks back at Gwartney's role in IEN mess 

As the demise of the Idaho Education Network amid legal and financial problems dominates legislative discussion – the Senate is set to approve a stopgap funding bill this morning, already approved by the House, to grant emergency funding for broadband service to local school districts...

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