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Eye On Boise archive for Feb. 2012

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 29, 2012

Fulcher elected GOP caucus chair

Sen. Russ Fulcher, R-Meridian, has been selected Senate majority caucus chairman, replacing former Chairman John McGee, in a contested election that ran for about 40 minutes in a closed-door Senate GOP caucus. Fulcher held that post previously, serving two years before giving it up to…

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Senate GOP holding leadership election... 

The Senate convened today, but adjourned early, at 10:35 a.m., for a majority caucus, at which Senate Republicans are holding a leadership election to fill the post vacated last week by the resignation of then-Majority Caucus Chairman John McGee of Caldwell.

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Bill to eliminate urban renewal districts killed

After two days of testimony, the House Local Government Committee voted 5-4 yesterday to kill Rep. Bob Schaefer's bill to eliminate urban renewal districts in Idaho, reports Times-News reporter Melissa Davlin; you can read her full report here. While that bill, HB 560, was dumped,…

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Hearing opens on Internet sales tax bill... 

The House Revenue & Taxation Committee has opened its hearing this morning on the streamlined sales tax bill, HB 581, which would allow Idaho to tax Internet sales once Congress gives the go-ahead. Tina Wilson of Bonners Ferry was the first called to testify. "Speaking…

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And the races are on...

One hundred candidates have now filed to run for the Legislature; you can see the latest list here; it'll be updated again mid-day today and at the end of the day. Among the latest: Rep. Cliff Bayer, R-Boise, filed to run for the Senate; Sen.…

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TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2012

Sen. Brent Hill presides over the Senate on Tuesday afternoon. (Betsy Russell)

Senate back in, wolf bill on agenda...

The Senate has reconvened for its afternoon session, which Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis announced earlier will include SB 1305, the controversial wolf-kill bill that allows ranchers to use a variety of means, from aerial shooting to live bait, to target and shoot wolves that…

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