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Eye On Boise archive for March 13, 2007

TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2007

Otter makes Brandt a county commissioner

Former state Sen. Skip Brandt, R-Kooskia, who gave up his Senate seat to run unsuccessfully for Congress last year, was appointed to an opening on the Idaho County Commission today by Gov. Butch Otter. Brandt, 42, succeeds Commissioner John Schurbon, who died on Feb. 27...

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Romney stops in 'small corner of America'

Here’s Parker Howell’s report on a stop by presidential candidate Mitt Romney at the state capitol today:A solitary figure speaking from the steps of the Idaho Statehouse Tuesday, Republican presidential hopeful and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney seemed unfazed when a sign-wielding protester shouted questions...

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'They could send it back'

Gov. Butch Otter was none too pleased with the job the Senate did this morning amending the grocery tax credit bill, and, in comments to the Idaho Press Club just an hour after the Senate vote, bolstered the threats some senators had alluded to that...

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Two amendments up this time

The Senate has just gone into its 14th Order to consider amendments, and there are two amendments up for HB 81, the grocery tax bill. One is from Sens. Russ Fulcher and Brent Hill, to just adjust the amount of the increase in the grocery...

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