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  • Eye on Boise: Idaho gay-marriage ban fight tab tops $71,000

    Idaho’s legal bill for challenging a federal judge’s decision overturning the state’s ban on gay marriage: $71,477. Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden’s office reported spending $2,569 for an appellate filing …


  • Budget cuts eliminate survey used for drug prevention programs

    BOISE – Idaho has made much of a startling statistic – that teen meth use in the state dropped 52 percent from 2007 to 2009. It’s the largest percentage drop …


  • Idaho budget holes may get $80 million in patches

    BOISE – The state’s modest economic recovery should help Idaho finish the fiscal year with $80 million more tax revenue than the 2010 Legislature predicted, if a new forecast holds …


  • Grant allows online academy to remove enrollment cap

    BOISE – One state budget cut has been reversed, and just in time: A grant from the J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation will let Idaho high school students take advanced …


  • Idaho Senate approves budget bill

    BOISE – Idaho state senators united Tuesday to pass a giant budget-balancing bill they hope will wrap up the long legislative session, even as House leaders decried the bill as …


  • Idaho stimulus requests: They want how much for what?

    BOISE - A geothermal outfit wants $225 million for well-drilling. Micron wants $100 million for a project. One Idaho woman wants $34,000 to pay off credit cards. All are among …


  • Vocational rehab move delayed

    BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s plan to trim the duties of the state Board of Education by moving a slew of agencies out from under its oversight has hit …


  • Idaho agency’s efficiency alters budget plans

    BOISE - Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s plan to trim the duties of the state Board of Education by moving a slew of agencies out from under its oversight has hit …


  • State sees some budget savings

    BOISE – From the silver-linings department, the economic downturn has actually meant savings in a few remote corners of Idaho’s state budget. Among them: Since the 4 percent holdbacks, or …


  • Lawmakers plan for worst case budget

    BOISE – Idaho’s state budget challenges grew tougher Thursday, as lawmakers concluded the governor’s estimate for how much tax revenue will fall next year didn’t go far enough. If the …


  • Otter asks for more budget cuts

    BOISE – As economic recovery hopes dim, Gov. Butch Otter has asked state agencies to prioritize programs to be trimmed in fiscal year 2010 in anticipation of possible cuts of …