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Eye On Boise archive for Feb. 13, 2007

TUESDAY, FEB. 13, 2007

Federal law like ‘The Matrix,’ lawmaker says

Civil liberties advocates and security experts say implementing a federal act ordering states to standardize driver’s licenses would be unfeasible, violate the privacy of law-abiding Americans and cost billions of dollars, reports S-R reporter Parker Howell. Members of a four-person panel gathered in the Gold...

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Elk hearing draws hot crowd

Just how crowded was it at this morning’s hearing on elk farm legislation in the Gold Room, the capitol’s largest hearing room? S-R reporter Parker Howell reports that it was shoulder-to-shoulder, hot, sweaty, and packed as the Senate Ag Committee held public hearings on four...

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Things are just super

At this morning’s Land Board meeting – the first for new board members Gov. Butch Otter, state Controller Donna Jones and state Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna – Otter referred to Luna as “Super Luna.” A bemused Luna responded to Otter, “Super Governor.”

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Bill would undermine negotiations with tribes

Legislation introduced yesterday by House GOP leaders would undermine ongoing negotiations between the governor’s office and Idaho Indian tribes. Here’s how: The bill would impose the state's tax on reservation gas sales but suspend its application if a tribe reaches agreement with the governor's office...

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