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Eye On Boise archive for Feb. 17, 2012

FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2012

From left, Betsy Russell, Jim Weatherby, Kevin Richert, Clark Corbin and host Greg Hahn discuss the legislative events of the week on Friday's "Idaho Reports" program on Idaho Public TV. (Idaho Public Television)

The week that was... 

On tonight's "Idaho Reports," I join Jim Weatherby, Kevin Richert, Clark Corbin and host Greg Hahn to discuss the legislative developments of the week, from state employee raises to lobbying to partisan splits. The program also includes Hahn's interviews with Idaho Secretary of State Ben…

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House debating oil/gas pre-emption bill

The House is now debating HB 464, the controversial bill to ban any local restrictions on siting of oil and gas wells, reserving that regulation to the state Oil & Gas Commission. Rep. Bill Killen, D-Boise, asked sponsor Rep. Bert Stevenson, R-Rupert, the House resources…

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Senate Education Chairman John Goedde, R-Coeur d'Alene, address legislative budget writers on Friday (Betsy Russell)

Goedde: '8 in 6' program will cut into IDLA funding...

Senate Education Chairman John Goedde, R-Coeur d'Alene, told the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee this morning that his committee supports the Students Come First pay-for-performance bonus plan, and also supports "backfilling" the money that the law requires to come out of teacher salary funds to pay for…

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Nonini on lifting charter school caps... 

Rep. Bob Nonini, the House education chairman, told legislative budget writers this morning, in response to a question, that the State Board of Education brought his committee legislation to lift the annual cap of six new charter schools in the state, but not the cap…

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House Education Chairman Bob Nonini addresses legislative budget writers on Friday morning (Betsy Russell)

Nonini: IDLA 'needs to sharpen their pencil'

House Education Chairman Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d'Alene, told legislative budget writers this morning that his committee "supports the tenets of Supt. Luna's budget" for public schools, including fully funding the "Students Come First" reforms. "Students Come First is the law of the land," he said.…

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