Eye On Boise

TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2015

Former Idaho inmate, paralegal file $50M lawsuit

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — A former Idaho inmate and his girlfriend have filed a federal lawsuit against the Idaho Department of Corrections, seeking $50 million in damages because they claim correction staffers retaliated against them. According to...

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Hunger study shows 250,000 Idahoans at risk 16 

According to a new study, 15.6 percent of Idahoans didn’t know where they’d get their next meal on a given day in 2013, and 21.1 percent of children. That “food insecurity” rating was down 0.2 percent from the previous year’s figures for the state, and...

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MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2015

Finance chief named acting head of Dept. of Admin

Keith Reynolds, chief financial officer at the state Department of Administration since 2012, has been named acting director, reports Melissa Davlin of Idaho Public TV’s “Idaho Reports.” Reynolds temporarily replaces Teresa Luna, who resigned, effective at the end of this year’s legislative session. Davlin reports...

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Dems say they made a difference in this year's session 

House and Senate Democrats, in a news conference on Saturday, said they made big strides in this year’s legislative session, from pushing for investments in education to stopping moves to raises taxes for the middle-income, from passing an anti-bullying law to stopping an interstate compact...

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SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2015





FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015






The revised transportation bill...

Here's the revised Statement of Purpose for the transportation bill, HB 314a. It shows that the bill raises a total of $94,147,100 for transportation. That includes $63.2 million from the 7-cent increase in Idaho's 25-cent per gallon gas tax; $26.8 million from increased registration fees...

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Senate convenes, starts work on transportation bill 

The Senate has now convened. “What we’re going to do while you’re continuing to study (the bill) is we’re going to run through the different orders of business to put the legislation in the 14th Order of business,” Majority Leader Bart Davis announced. “At that...

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House, while waiting, honors Boyle, Fick

The House still hasn’t reconvened, and won’t until the Senate gets the transportation bill, amends it and sends it over; drafting errors have prolonged the wait for that into unaccustomed dark hours of the night for the Idaho Legislature. But while they’re waiting, House Speaker...

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