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Eye On Boise archive for March 2012


The upper gallery in the Idaho House, 3/28/12 (Betsy Russell)

Death bill passes House, heads to gov 

The House has passed the death bill, SB 1348a, which would ensure that treatment, food and fluids aren't denied to a dying patient if the patient wants them and if they “in reasonable medical judgement will preserve the life of the patient,” on a 57-12…

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Senate goes at ease for GOP caucus...

The Senate has gone at ease for a majority party caucus, after completing its calendar; Majority Leader Bart Davis said "it is our hope to return" after a "fairly short period of time." At that point, he said, the Senate will take up a suspension…

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Why Nonini didn't like LeFavour's Xmas gift...

Idaho Statesman reporter Sean Cockerham had a profile today of Sen. Nicole LeFavour, D-Boise, who is running for Congress against 2nd District GOP Congressman Mike Simpson. Cockerham wrote, "Nicole LeFavour knows what it’s like to fight incredible odds. LeFavour, Idaho’s only openly gay legislator, gave…

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Caucus to address '35-35-35 plan'

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Senators will meet behind closed doors on a plan informally known as "35-35-35" that's being touted as the 2012 Legislature's going-home package. That's $35 million to restore teacher salaries over five years, $35…

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Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis makes announcements to the Senate on Wednesday morning. (Betsy Russell)

'We will be here tomorrow'

Both the Senate and the House this morning have been working through bills on their 3rd reading calendars; Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis, R-Idaho Falls, noted that the Senate majority will go to caucus within the hour, and said, "It is contemplated that we will…

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