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Eye On Boise archive for Feb. 22, 2007

THURSDAY, FEB. 22, 2007

Guv says we’re not adequately funding schools

Gov. Butch Otter was asked today, at the City Club of Boise, whether he supports early-childhood education, as in pre-kindergarten, as part of Idaho’s public school system. Here’s his answer:“I am supportive of pre-kindergarten education, but not at the state level. And let me tell…

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No decision today on day-care licensing bill

Two and a half hours into the House Health & Welfare Committee’s meeting today, the panel finally took up HB 163, Rep. George Sayler’s bill to impose at least minimal health and safety regulations and criminal background checks on all Idaho day-care providers who care…

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Bill bans funeral protests

Funerals for both soldiers and gay people may become off-limits to disruptive protesters under a bill lawmakers advanced Wednesday, reports S-R reporter Parker Howell. Sponsored by Rep. Eric Anderson, R-Priest River, HB 194 aims to prevent anti-war protesters from disrupting Idaho military funerals, as they…

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