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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 13, 2012

FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2012

From left, Betsy Russell, Jim Weatherby, and Jessie Bonner join host Greg Hahn on this week's "Idaho Reports" program to discuss the week's developments in the state Legislature. (Idaho Public Television / Kevin Rank)

The week that was...

On tonight's "Idaho Reports," I join BSU political scientist emeritus Jim Weatherby, AP reporter Jessie Bonner and host Greg Hahn to discuss the events of this first week of the Legislature, from school funding to ethics; the hour-long program also features Hahn's interview with three…

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The ethics tit-for-tat...

Click below to read AP reporter John Miller's full story on today's tit-for-tat over ethics among Republicans and Democrats, as they move haltingly toward a bipartisan effort to craft a bill setting up Idaho's first independent state ethics commission. The bipartisan House-Senate working group that…

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Rusche: 'This is about the institution'

House Minority Leader John Rusche, D-Lewiston, had this response to Speaker Lawerence Denney's statement today about Democrats' rhetoric on ethics: "My response to that is that if there are things that we are doing that impact people's confidence in government, we should be called to…

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Ysursa: 'Perfect storm' in elections this year

Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa, making his budget pitch to lawmakers this morning, said, "I do find it rather disconcerting that we're here on Friday the 13th." He noted that his office is requesting a supplemental appropriation for $200,000, "for a public information campaign,…

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