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Eye On Boise archive for Feb. 2012

MONDAY, FEB. 27, 2012

House Speaker Lawerence Denney presides over the House on Monday. (Betsy Russell)

Otter's IGEM initiative passes House, 63-2

Gov. Butch Otter's IGEM initiative, a $5 million push to speed commercialization of university research into commercial products, has passed the House on a 63-2 vote, with just Reps. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, and Lenore Barrett, R-Challis, objecting. The bill, HB 546, now moves to…

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Right-to-hunt measure passes Senate

The Senate has voted unanimously, 34-0, in favor of SJR 106, which would amend the state Constitution to add a right to hunt, fish and trap. To amend the constitution, the measure must pass both houses by a two-thirds margin and then receive majority approval…

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Fish & Game budget set on 16-3 vote

The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee has set a budget for Idaho Fish & Game for next year that appears to show a 20.5 percent increase in total funds, but that's largely because of a $13 million federal grant to construct the Springfield Fish Hatchery. Aside from…

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FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2012

From left, Betsy Russell, Jim Weatherby and host Greg Hahn on the set of "Idaho Reports" on Friday. (Idaho Public Television / Kevin Rank)

The week that was...

On tonight's "Idaho Reports," I join Jim Weatherby and host Greg Hahn to discuss the legislative developments of the week, from Sen. John McGee's abrupt resignation to legislative retirements to fees and tax breaks. The program also includes Hahn's interviews with Sen. Mitch Toryanski, R-Boise,…

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Rep. Block won't seek another term

Six-term state Rep. Sharon Block , R-Twin Falls, has decided not to seek re-election, the Twin Falls Times-News reports; you can see their story here. Block is the current chair of the House Commerce & Human Resources Committee.

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