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Eye On Boise archive for March 7, 2012


Groups schedule rally against ultrasound bill 

Three groups that say they've been "inundated" with phone calls and e-mails opposing SB 1349, the bill to require Idaho women to undergo an ultrasound before they could have an abortion, have scheduled a rally for noon tomorrow on the Statehouse steps. "Forcing women to…

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Retired teacher rehire bill wins Senate panel's approval

The Senate Education Committee has approved legislation from House Assistant Majority Leader Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, to remove the expiration date from a program that allows school districts to rehire retired teachers or administrators full-time, the Associated Press reports. The Senate Education Committee sent the House-passed…

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Rep. Shirley Ringo, D-Moscow, pushed unsuccessfully Wednesday morning for an increase in state foster care payments, as lawmaker set budgets for the child welfare division of the Department of Health & Welfare. (Betsy Russell)

JFAC rejects foster-care payment increase

For the Division of Child Welfare, JFAC has approved the governor's recommendation, which reflects a 0.7 percent increase in state general funds, and a 3.7 percent increase in total funds due to an increase in the federal matching fund rate. The division's request to increase…

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Romney wins 31 Idaho counties, Santorum 7, Paul 6 

When all the tallying was done last night, Mitt Romney's sweep in Idaho's first GOP presidential caucus left him with all 32 delegates after winning 31 of Idaho's 44 counties. Seven counties went to Rick Santorum - Kootenai, Benewah, Clearwater, Shoshone, Owyhee, Lewis and Washington.…

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