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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 27, 2011

THURSDAY, JAN. 27, 2011

Two draft bills released on Luna reform plan

It's definitely not light reading, but State Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna has posted on his website draft versions of two bills to implement his sweeping school reform plan. The first one, entitled "Modernization and Reform," is 91 pages; the second, entitled "Labor and Entitlements,"…

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House GOP leaders raise budget concerns 

AP reporter John Miller reports on new concerns House Republicans leaders are raising over the state's budget challenges: That the impact of conforming Idaho's tax code to new federal rules could cost Idaho's state coffers $70 million over the next two years, while sales tax…

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KTEC bill hits snag, held 'til Tuesday 

The House Revenue & Taxation Committee has put off a vote on HB 35, legislation from Sen. John Goedde, R-Coeur d'Alene, designed to let the Kootenai Technical Education Campus in Rathdrum open a year earlier than it could otherwise, until Tuesday. Committee members said they…

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