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Eye On Boise archive for Nov. 2010

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 10, 2010

TUESDAY, NOV. 9, 2010

Roberts: 'Glad to see the speaker take action' 

House Majority Caucus Chair Ken Roberts, R-Donnelly, had this response to today's announcement from House Speaker Lawerence Denney that Rep. Phil Hart will be removed from the House tax committee and a new ethics committee will be appointed: "I think it was important to have…

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MONDAY, NOV. 8, 2010

Hart lawyer: It's really just a donation 

Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, has clarified to the state Endowment Fund Investment Board that a check he recently sent for $2,450 to the state's public school permanent endowment fund is just a donation - not a payment on an outstanding judgment Hart faces…

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FRIDAY, NOV. 5, 2010

Semanko: As red as Idaho is, Wyoming has us beat 

Here's an interesting tidbit shared by Idaho Republican Party Chairman Norm Semanko on IPTV's "Dialogue" program last night: Despite the GOP sweep in this year's elections, Idaho is no longer the "most-Republican" state as measured by Republican dominance in its top offices and Legislature. Wyoming…

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ITD's 'major realignment' and its timing...

It was early in the morning the day after the election when the Idaho Transportation Department announced a "major realignment" of the agency, aimed at reducing management employees, saving money and focusing resources on on-the-ground work. So why that timing? Eye on Boise asked Gov.…

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THURSDAY, NOV. 4, 2010


GOP tide sweeps out six-term lawmaker

The Republican sweep of Idaho's elections on Tuesday carried off one of North Idaho's longest-serving lawmakers, a Democrat who often voted with the Republicans and whose campaign slogan was "as independent as Idaho." Rep. Mary Lou Shepherd, D-Prichard, lost her bid for a seventh term…

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