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Eye On Boise archive for Nov. 30, 2016

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016

House Majority Caucus opts for no change in leadership team 

The House Republican Caucus has re-elected its same leadership team, with two of its members turning back challenges. Speaker Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, was re-elected; as were Majority Leader Mike Moyle, R-Star; Assistant Majority Leader Brent Crane, R-Nampa; and Majority Caucus Chairman John VanderWoude, R-Nampa. Crane...

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Idaho Senate GOP caucus re-elects same leaders

The Senate Republican Caucus is the first to check in with results of its leadership elections tonight: All its leaders were re-elected. That includes Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill, R-Rexburg; Majority Leader Bart Davis, R-Idaho Falls; Assistant Majority Leader Chuck Winder, R-Boise; and Majority Caucus...

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Idaho single-sex elementary classrooms violated federal law

Officials with the U.S. Department of Education say an Idaho school district violated federal law when it segregated elementary students into single-sex classrooms. Several years ago, Middleton Heights Elementary was among the dozens of public schools targeted by the American Civil Liberties Union over whether single-sex learning...

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Cortney Liddiard, CEO of Ball Ventures in Idaho Falls, addresses the Associated Taxpayers of Idaho on Wednesday (Betsy Z. Russell)

Ball Ventures CEO: Consider lowering 2/3 supermajority for bonds 

A businessman addressing the Associated Taxpayers of Idaho had a surprising recommendation today: Lower the two-thirds supermajority requirement for general-obligation bonds, which school districts and local governments now must get to invest in major infrastructure like new buildings. “Please don’t throw anything at me, don’t...

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