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Eye On Boise archive for March 12, 2007

MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2007

General warns of 'bad guys'

The commander of U.S. forces in Japan is an Idahoan, and today he made several presentations to lawmakers at the state capitol. Here’s S-R reporter Parker Howell’s report:Idaho native Lt. Gen. Bruce "Orville" Wright, commander of U.S. military forces in Japan, praised cooperation between the...

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About the official language…

Editorial writer Tom Henderson of the Lewiston Tribune had this line in an editorial today: “And here you probably thought Idaho already had an official language. Judging from the Legislature, you probably thought it was gibberish.”

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House opposes pact with Canada, Mexico

The Idaho House has voted to back a non-binding memorial to Congress opposing an international pact with Mexico and Canada. Here’s Parker Howell’s report:The United States should withdraw from an international pact with Canada and Mexico because it would be a road to security risks...

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JFAC sets ITD budget, puts off GARVEE

The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee has set the budget for the Idaho Transportation Department, the last remaining state agency budget to be set – but has delayed a decision on GARVEE bonding. Senate Finance Chairman Dean Cameron, R-Rupert, said the joint committee hopes to get to...

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Shift to homeowners continues

Even after lawmakers last year raised the homeowner's exemption for the first time in a quarter-century, owners of residential property are continuing to pick up a bigger and bigger share of Idaho's property tax burden, while the share for other types of property – businesses,...

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