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Eye On Boise archive for March 15, 2007

THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2007

Non-compete bill brings fiery debate, defeat

Last-minute IACI legislation to enforce non-compete clauses against Idaho employees was defeated in the Senate this afternoon, after a dramatic debate that earned a rare rebuke for a senator’s use of “profanity.” Sen. Denton Darrington, R-Declo, loudly criticized the debate of Sen. Elliot Werk, D-Boise,...

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ATV bill shot down in Senate committee

North Idaho ATV riders have at least one more year to ride on paved roads following a Senate committee's vote against a bill to outlaw them on some highways. The Senate Transportation Committee voted 7-1 against HB 187, which would have required local governments to...

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The House has concurred

By unanimous consent, the House just concurred in the Senate amendments to the grocery tax increase bill, HB 81. “The amendments that came back from the Senate on the grocery tax credit bill simply bumped down the values for everybody from $50 to $40 and...

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Fuel tax bill passes Senate committee

HB 249, the bill to impose a Dec. 1 deadline on negotiations between Idaho Indian tribes and the governor over fuel taxes, passed the Senate Local Government & Tax Commttee this morning on a 6-3 vote, and now heads to the full Senate. Sens. Brent...

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