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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 31, 2011

MONDAY, JAN. 31, 2011

Report: Privatizing liquor feasible in Idaho

The Joint Legislative Oversight Committee has just released a new state-commissioned feasibility study on privatizing liquor sales in Idaho. The study, requested by Rep. Maxine Bell, R-Jerome, has been in the works since last March. Among the results: Privatization is feasible, but if Idaho were…

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Thayn wants to amend early-grad program 

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A lawmaker who spearheaded a program to reward Idaho students who graduate from high school early with scholarship money says he no longer wants to limit district participation by size or region. Rep.…

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Grant would add spaces at vets' cemetery

One bright spot in an array of down budgets is at Idaho's Veterans Services Division, though it's not in the agency's state funding, which has dropped by 50 percent in recent years. Instead, it's a federal grant: $5 million to expand the Idaho Veterans Cemetery…

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