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Eye On Boise archive for Feb. 21, 2011

MONDAY, FEB. 21, 2011

Two drug bills pass, another dies

The House has voted unanimously to pass HB 119, banning a synthetic drug that has been marketed as "bath salts" or plant food, and HB 139, a measure to ban the drug known as "spice," a synthetic version of marijuana that already had been banned…

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ISP megaload escorts spur JFAC discussion

The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee has voted 17-3 to authorize the Idaho State Police to spend up to $41,000 on overtime and associated costs for state troopers to accompany Emmert International megaload truck shipments on U.S. Highway 12 from Lewiston to Montana; Emmert is paying the…

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Eyeing agencies' cash balances...

Gov. Butch Otter's proposed budget for next year already calls for draining parts of the cash balances at several agencies to help balance the budget, including $8 million from the state liquor division and $500,000 from the Commission for the Blind. This morning, Don Berg,…

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