Eye On Boise

THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017

Basin School District Superintendent John McFarlane discusses pre-K education with the Idaho Senate Education Committee at a well-attended, but rushed, informational hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. (Betsy Z. Russell)

Pre-K hearing: 'The evidence is compelling' 

From a longtime judge to a kindergarten teacher from Kuna to the state’s lieutenant governor, from a school superintendent from Idaho City to a bank chairman from Pocatello, an array of presenters told the Senate Education Committee this afternoon that the best thing Idaho could...

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Audit planned on past sales of Idaho endowment lands

The director of the Idaho Department of Lands says the agency's records involving decades-old sales of state lands will be examined after two environmental groups say many of the sales violated Idaho's Constitution, the Lewiston Tribune reports. "I intend to hire an independent auditor to review IDL's records and advise the Land Board...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017




Idaho Lottery procurement bill heads to governor's desk

Legislation requiring the Idaho State Lottery to comply with the state's contracting laws is headed to the governor's desk for approval. Lawmakers were alarmed earlier this year after learning that the lottery was asking potential vendors to provide information on how they offer Keno, simulated racing, fantasy sports and other illegal...

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