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Eye On Boise archive for June 18, 2010

FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2010

Hart says he welcomes House ethics probe 

Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart on Friday defended his long tax fight against the IRS and the state Tax Commission, and said he looks forward to going before a House ethics committee. "I would welcome the opportunity to tell my story," said Hart, R-Athol, a…

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Hart defends tax fight

Idaho Rep. Phil Hart, in his first public comment since House Speaker Lawerence Denney said yesterday he'd appoint an ethics committee to investigate Hart's conduct, sent a guest opinion to newspapers this afternoon defending his fight against income taxes, but making no mention of his…

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Labrador failed to disclose businesses 

Here's a news item from The Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Republican congressional hopeful Raul Labrador failed to include his past role as president of a company that sold self-help kits on legal immigration to America in a U.S. House of Representatives filing this…

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Idaho sees rise in personal income

Personal income in Idaho rose during the first quarter of 2010, marking two straight quarters of increase after declining or remaining stagnant for five quarters. The Idaho Department of Labor termed the news "another signal the state's economy may have started to recover from its…

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State Board leery of UI Post Falls lab plan

Idaho's State Board of Education, meeting yesterday in Idaho Falls, backed upgrades in the University of Idaho's athletic facilities but was leery of a UI proposal to establish a new nonprofit research lab in Post Falls; that proposal was delayed until the board's August meeting.…

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