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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 11, 2011

TUESDAY, JAN. 11, 2011

Three pillars on the front of the Idaho State Capitol. State schools Supt. Tom Luna will give a presentation Wednesday to a joint meeting of the House and Senate education committees entitled, "The Three Pillars of Student-Centered Education." (Betsy Russell)

Luna to discuss 'three pillars'

When state Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna presents his education reform plan to a joint meeting of the House and Senate education committees tomorrow, his talk will be entitled, "The Three Pillars of Student-Centered Education," according to the agenda. The meeting starts at 8:30 in…

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Ethics session to touch on all three complaints

It turns out that the House Ethics Committee will, in fact, be considering Rep. Eric Anderson's ethics complaint against Rep. Phil Hart when it meets in executive session tomorrow, along with two citizen complaints the panel has received. The committee, at its last meeting, requested…

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Legislative Democrats, including, from left, Sen. Les Bock, D-Boise; Sen. Edgar Malepeai, D-Pocatello; and Rep. John Rusche, D-Lewiston; give their response to the governor's State of the State message at a Statehouse press conference on Tuesday. (Betsy Russell)

Dems respond to gov's State of State message 

The House and Senate minority caucuses held a press conference this morning to give their response to the governor's State of the State message and budget. "In the face of enormous challenges and widespread economic hardship, the governor and many legislators have no plans to…

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'We sharpen our swords on you' 

After Wayne Hammon, Gov. Butch Otter's budget chief, told JFAC that it's an honor to be the first presenter to the joint budget committee each year, JFAC Co-Chair Maxine Bell, R-Jerome, responded with a smile, "We sharpen our swords on you."

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