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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 10, 2012

TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2012

Simpson names campaign finance chairs

2nd District Congressman Mike Simpson has announced four regional finance chairmen for his re-election campaign; they are: Kirk Sullivan, Damond Watkins, Doug Sayer and Mitch Watkins. You can read his full announcement here. Simpson, a Republican, is a seven-term congressman and a former speaker of…

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AP: For leverage, Dems threaten voting with GOP right 

As the 61st Idaho Legislature's second regular session lurches into gear, AP reporter John Miller reports today on an odd prospect: That the most-liberal members of the House Democratic caucus could vote with the most-conservative Republicans against creating a state-run health insurance exchange. Click below…

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Idaho Gov. Butch Otter delivers his sixth State of the State message to a joint session of the Legislature. (AP / Matt Cilley)

Guv lays out agenda, now it's lawmakers' turn

Here's a link to my story in today's Spokesman-Review on Gov. Butch Otter's agenda, as laid out to lawmakers yesterday. Today, the legislative session is under way; the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee is meeting this morning to begin digging into the governor's budget proposals.

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