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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 2012

MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2012

Otter favors taxing Internet sales

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter backs taxing Internet sales to level the playing field between virtual businesses and brick-and-mortar establishments on Idaho's Main Street. Otter made the remarks to Idaho chamber of commerce leaders…

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SUNDAY, JAN. 29, 2012

'Add The Words' rallies held across state

More than 1,000 people turned out for an "Add The Words" rally at the state Capitol on Saturday, reports the Boise Weekly, with hundreds then pouring into the state capitol and quietly posting sticky notes on glass doors inside with the message - asking support…

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Company, ALEC push asbestos-claim bill 

A company that, with the help of the American Legislative Exchange Council, has succeeded in winning protections from liability for asbestos claims from state legislatures in 14 states has brought its push to Idaho, the AP reports; the Idaho bill is sponsored by Rep. Brent…

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FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2012

The week that was...

On tonight's "Idaho Reports," I join BSU political scientist emeritus Jim Weatherby and host Greg Hahn to discuss the events of the week in the Legislature, from redistricting to school funding to the anti-Occupy Boise bill. The hour-long program also features Hahn's interviews three Idaho…

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Incumbents would face off in 10 districts 

Under the new legislative district plan adopted on a unanimous vote today by Idaho's redistricting commission, there are some notable matchups created between incumbents, including some that already would have happened under the previous plan, and some changes. Among the new contests: Senior Sens. Dean…

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Idaho legislative redistricting plan L-93

Redistricters adopt new legislative plan 

Idaho's bipartisan citizen redistricting commission has agreed on a new legislative plan, dubbed L-93; it's now up online on the commission's website. The six-member commission voted unanimously in favor of the new plan. "What we did was we revised L-87 at the direction of the…

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Cocolalla lake level vote delayed

A concurrent resolution establishing a long-sought minimum lake level for North Idaho's Cocolalla Lake wasn't voted on in the Senate this morning, as Senate Resources Chairman Monty Pearce, R-New Plymouth, asked to hold off until Monday. Pearce, the lead sponsor of the measure who had…

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