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Eye On Boise archive for April 20, 2010

TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2010


Idaho seniors as a voting force...

Idaho seniors have been hit hard by the recession, their incomes are low, their living costs are rising - and they're very, very likely to vote. That's the picture that emerges from a new survey commissioned by the AARP Idaho, which described Idahoans over age…

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It's too late now...

GOP congressional candidate Allan Salzburg announced yesterday that he was withdrawing from the 1st Congressional District primary contest, but it turns out it's too late to take his name off the ballot. Tim Hurst, chief deputy secretary of state, says the deadline for removal from…

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Nader backer wins Idaho court battle

Here's why a federal judge yesterday ruled Idaho's election laws unconstitutional in how they limit independent presidential candidates from making the state ballot: Because the laws require more than 6,500 signatures for an independent presidential candidate to make the ballot, while candidates for statewide office…

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Gov. Otter's still in the hospital 

Gov. Butch Otter is still in the hospital today, according to his press secretary, Jon Hanian. Otter was admitted to St. Alphonsus Medical Center yesterday with flu-like systems and dehydration. "He's in good spirits - we're taking it hour by hour," Hanian said. "We're just…

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Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa, second from left, presided over the state Board of Examiners meeting on Tuesday as Gov. Butch Otter was still hospitalized with flu-like symptoms and dehydration. At left is Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden. (Betsy Russell)

Unanimous vote for $15M transfer

There was no discussion or debate this morning as the state Board of Examiners voted unanimously to approve an additional $15 million transfer from the state's general fund to the Tax Commission's refund account; that brings the total transfer this spring to $45 million, which…

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