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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 15, 2007

MONDAY, JAN. 15, 2007

Celebrating Martin Luther King's legacy

Here’s a dispatch from S-R reporter Parker Howell on the festivities today in the state Capitol for Martin Luther King Jr.-Idaho Human Rights Day: Instructed to tell one truth and one lie about himself to a small group of Idahoans this afternoon, Gov. Butch Otter…

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Nonini offers tribute to Burke

Today was Dr. Michael Burke’s ninth, and last, time hosting lawmakers at an annual pizza lunch sponsored by the state’s two community colleges. Burke, president of North Idaho College, didn’t mention his upcoming departure – he’ll start a new job at a California college in…

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More out-of-pocket costs for state employees

Gov. Butch Otter’s budget director, Brad Foltman, is briefing the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee this morning on Otter’s proposed budget. Among the details he’s revealed: Otter’s plan to give merit-based raises averaging 5 percent to state employees but hold benefit costs neutral could mean state workers…

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