Maria Greeley, a Boise mom and co-founder of the Vote No on Propositions 1, 2, 3 campaign with Mike Lanza of Boise speaks to supporters (Eye on Boise photo)
I've had several inquiries from readers concerned that now that voters have rejected Proposition 3, that the state would face costs related to the now-canceled $182 million laptop contract with Hewlett-Packard. I can verify that according to H-P's Business and Scope of Work Proposal, which is included in the contract as Exhibit D, the state is not required to make any payments. Bidders were asked to outline early termination costs if Prop 3 didn't pass. H-P said the cost would be zero, as its period of performance for the contract wouldn't begin until the day after the election/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.