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Eye On Boise archive for Feb. 22, 2012

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2012

Dems: 'Sobering, a sad day for the Senate' 

Here's a link to the full story at spokesman.com on today's resignation of Senate Majority Caucus Chairman John McGee, in which AP reporter John Miller notes that McGee's resignation amid allegations of sexual harassment of a female Senate staffer capped a political free-fall that began…

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McGee's resignation letter...

Here is the text of Sen. John McGee's resignation letter: The Honorable Brent Hill President Pro Tempore Idaho State Senate State Capitol Boise Idaho 83720 Dear Brent, Please accept this letter as my formal resignation from the office of State Senator for the 10th Legislative…

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House GOP also heads into caucus... 

House Republicans also are heading into what they say will be a brief closed-door caucus, even though there are people waiting for committee meetings that were noticed as starting more than an hour ago; at this time of the session, the House pushes back committee…

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Senate GOP schedules press conference 

The Senate Republican Caucus, which is holding a 3:30 closed-door caucus today that Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis earlier warned would be "very important," has now announced that it'll hold a press conference immediately after the caucus, a highly unusual move. The press conference will…

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Roberts pushes Boise County bailout bill 

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Call it a bailout bill for Boise County. This mountainous, sparsely-populated county north of Boise faces a $5.4 million court judgment, after a jury ruled in 2010 it broke federal laws by blocking…

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