Betsy Z. Russell

Betsy Z. Russell

Betsy Russell covers Idaho news from the state capitol in Boise and writes the Eye on Boise blog.


Recent Stories

Regan, IFF sue Idaho over Common Core tests 

Brent Regan, chairman of the board of the Idaho Freedom Foundation, is the lead plaintiff in a new federal lawsuit filed against Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, state schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra a...

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Recent Blog Posts

Sayer: Don't cut taxes, invest in talented workforce instead 

Idaho state Commerce Director Jeff Sayer has dropped a bombshell on the Legislature’s Tax Working Group this morning: He says Idaho shouldn’t lower its taxes. Instead, it should invest in developin...

Idaho's current breaks from sales, income tax: $2.32B a year 

Idaho currently has 141 “tax expenditures,” the state’s chief economist, Derek Santos, told lawmakers on the Tax Working Group this morning. Those are tax breaks – exemptions, exclusions, credits o...

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