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Eye On Boise archive for July 9, 2010

FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2010

State: Ringo can't sue over secret tax deals 

Idaho's initial response to Moscow Rep. Shirley Ringo's lawsuit over secret tax deals: She can't do that. The state has filed a motion to dismiss the case, saying Ringo lacks standing to sue as a lawmaker, something she and her lawyer dispute. Meanwhile, Ringo's filed…

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Is it or isn't it?

Idaho GOP activist and former state Sen. Rod Beck is peeved about everyone calling the GOP platform plank he successfully sponsored this year a "loyalty oath." "It's just a candidate disclosure, that's all it is, it's not a loyalty oath," Beck declared. "It just asks…

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Idaho ranks low in school spending 

Idaho long has ranked low compared to other states in per-pupil education spending. The latest U.S. Census report shines additional light on that: Idaho ranks 50th (out of 51 states plus the District of Columbia) in per-pupil spending (Utah is last), and when state spending…

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Simpson spurns GOP loyalty oath

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson is the latest Idaho Republican who won't sign a so-called "loyalty oath" that was included in the party's platform at its convention two weeks ago. Simpson joins state Rep.…

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