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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 31, 2012

TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2012

Luna touts 'one-to-one devices' 

State schools chief Tom Luna told lawmakers, "The next step is implementing a one-to-one ratio of mobile computing devices to students and teachers in every public high school in Idaho. This is a critical step in making sure every student has equal access to the…

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House GOP heads into closed-door caucus

The House has wrapped up its floor session for the day without hearing any bills, and the GOP majority has headed into a closed-door caucus; Speaker Lawerence Denney said last week that he planned to both apologize for his move to oust GOP redistricting Commissioner…

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Rep. Brian Cronin, D-Boise, center, speaks at a Tuesday press conference at which House and Senate Democrats unveiled their new "iJobs 2.0" package of six jobs bills. (Betsy Russell)

Dems unveil 'iJobs 2.0,' slate of seven jobs bills 

Legislative Democrats today unveiled their "iJobs 2.0" package, which includes seven pieces of legislation, from tax credits for new agricultural processing operations, to a "finders fee" tax credit for businesses that persuade vendors or partners to relocate to the state, to a "Buy Idaho First…

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