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Eye On Boise archive for Feb. 9, 2012

THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2012

Geddes resigns as head of Tax Commish

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho State Tax Commission Chairman Bob Geddes resigned his state post this week and will return to Monsanto, his former employer. Geddes is the former Senate president pro tem who was chosen by…

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Crowd at House Resources hearing Thursday on oil and gas well regulation (Betsy Russell)

House panel takes up oil, gas drilling bill

The House Resources Committee is now taking up HB 464, the controversial measure on regulation of oil and gas drilling in Idaho that asserts state supremacy over local regulation, with some limited roles for local oversight. Suzanne Budge, lobbyist for the Idaho Petroleum Council, said…

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Bill would ban tanning beds for minors 

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE - Legislation introduced in the Idaho Legislature would prohibit the use of indoor tanning beds by anyone under 18. KBOI-TV reports the measure, HB 486, was introduced Tuesday in the House Health and Welfare Committee. The…

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State historian Keith Petersen unveils historic maps of Idaho Territory to the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee on Thursday. (Betsy Russell)

The shape of the state... 

A political rivalry between two would-be Idaho governors, a fight over where Washington's capital should be, gold strikes in the Idaho Panhandle and more played into the current-day shape of the state of Idaho, according to historic maps unveiled to the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee today…

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