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THURSDAY, FEB. 6, 2014, 4:13 P.M.

WiFi: Feds Could Force State Payment

If the federal government voids an Idaho broadband project contract, Idaho could be forced to pay back nearly $13.5 million to the feds, state Department of Administration director Teresa Luna said Thursday. Funding for Idaho’s high school broadband network is in indefinite “limbo,” as a federal contractor reviews the state contract. And based on the experience in Idaho school districts, this review could take months or years. Luna updated the Senate Education Committee on the Idaho Education Network’s funding plight Thursday afternoon — and urged lawmakers to support $14.45 million in supplemental funding to keep the program afloat through June 2015/Kevin Richert, The EDge. More here.

Question: $13.5M from Luna snafu. Possibly $27.4M from Treasurer Ron Crane snafu. Aren't Republicans suppose to be the party of fiscal responsibility? What's happening here?

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