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Eye On Boise archive for Feb. 2012


Senate hazing ritual makes newcomer sweat 

New Sen. Dan Johnson, R-Lewiston, was assigned to carry his first bill in the Senate today; he's the appointee who replaced Sen. Joe Stegner, R-Lewiston, who took a job as the chief lobbyist for the University of Idaho. The non-controversial measure, HB 356, came from…

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Anti-Occupy bill heads to amending order 

The Senate State Affairs Committee has voted to send HB 404, the bill to evict the Occupy Boise encampment from state property across from the Capitol, to the Senate's 14th Order for amendments. The only "no" vote came from Sen. Michelle Stennett, who said she…

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Davis moves to amend anti-Occupy bill

Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis, R-Idaho Falls, has moved to send HB 404, the anti-Occupy Boise bill, to the Senate's amending order. "Speech that's uncomfortable certainly is entitled to protection of Idaho's constitution and the 1st Amendment certainly as much as speech that I agree…

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Testimony wraps up on anti-Occupy bill

Senate State Affairs Committee Chairman Curt McKenzie has closed testimony on HB 404, the anti-Occupy Boise bill, after calling on 25 people to testify; all but one, Fairy Hitchcock, spoke out against the bill. Now, the bill's Senate sponsor, Sen. Jim Hammond, R-Coeur d'Alene, is…

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