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TUESDAY, FEB. 2, 2016

The Medicaid expansion bills...

Here are links to the two Medicaid expansion bills up for hearing today, both sponsored by Sen. Dan Schmidt, D-Moscow, a physician: SB 1204, full expansion of Medicaid to cover Idahoans who earn up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level, which would save...

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MONDAY, FEB. 1, 2016

Otter names Buxton new state DHR head 

Gov. Butch Otter has named attorney Susan Buxton to head the state Division of Human Resources, effective March 1. She replaces Vicki Tokita, who retired in 2014; since then, David Fulkerson, fiscal officer for the state Division of Financial Management, has been filling in as...

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Tax-cut debate: 'A balancing act' 16 

After hearing testimony both for and against HB 380, the tax-cut bill, the House Revenue & Taxation Committee debated the bill and voted down two competing motions before passing it. “I agree education is important,” Rep. Mike Moyle, R-Star, the bill’s lead sponsor, told the...

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