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Eye On Boise archive for May 4, 2010

TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2010

2nd District Judge John Bradbury, left, debates Idaho Supreme Court Justice Roger Burdick, right, on Tuesday night. Bradbury is challenging Burdick's re-election bid in Idaho's May 25 election. (Betsy Russell)

Fiery debate for high court rivals

Here's a link to my full story at spokesman.com on tonight's Idaho Supreme Court debate, which was the first of the "Idaho Debates" to take place in front of a live audience, as well as being broadcast live statewide on Idaho Public Television. The debates…

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Heated moments in judicial debate

Things got pretty heated during tonight's Idaho Supreme Court debate. At one point, Justice Roger Burdick disputed Judge John Bradbury's statement that the state school facilities lawsuit ended when lawyers were called to a basement meeting and told "it's over," without any written order or…

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Justice candidates spar

Among issues on which the two Supreme Court candidates have sparred so far: The newly released Idaho State Bar poll and its high rankings for Burdick and low rankings for Bradbury; what happened in the school facilities lawsuit, which Bradbury dubbed "the darkest day in…

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A crowd of about 75 gathered in the Capitol Auditorium for the Idaho Supreme Court candidates debate on Tuesday. (Betsy Russell)

Audience in place, debate to start

There's a pretty good crowd assembled for tonight's Idaho Supreme Court candidates debate, the first of the "Idaho Debates" to take place before a live audience as well as being broadcast live statewide on Idaho Public Television. It's being held in the new Capitol Auditorium.…

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Idaho Supreme Court Justice Roger Burdick, left, and Lewiston Judge John Bradbury, center, prepare for the coin toss before their live debate tonight on statewide television on Tuesday night, as Idaho Public TV's Bruce Reichert explains the rules. (Betsy Russell)

Preparing for the debate...

Idaho Supreme Court Justice Roger Burdick, left, and Lewiston Judge John Bradbury, center, prepare for the coin toss before their live debate tonight on statewide television, as Idaho Public TV's Bruce Reichert explains the rules. Burdick won the toss and chose to go second in…

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Labrador, Ward clash over immigration

Congressional candidate Raul Labrador called a press conference this morning to speak out on his views on illegal immigration - and accuse his GOP primary opponent, Vaughn Ward, of inappropriately impugning his work as an immigration attorney and his Puerto Rican heritage. "He is hoping,…

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Allred sticks by his 'irrational pessimism' complaint 

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Keith Allred has issued a statement on the latest April state tax revenue figures, sticking by his contention that Gov. Butch Otter was guilty of "irrational pessimism" in his approach to the state budget during this year's legislative session. The preliminary figures…

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The 'incomplete, preliminary' April numbers...

Here's the chart from the state Division of Financial Management on the April state tax revenues, though, as the chart notes, it's "incomplete preliminary data." It shows that individual income tax in April came in $47 million below projections, and corporate income tax $11 million…

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