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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 18, 2013

FRIDAY, JAN. 18, 2013

From left, Betsy Russell, Jim Weatherby, Dan Popkey, Melissa Davlin and host Greg Hahn on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public TV on Friday. (IPTV / Kevin Rank)

The week that was...

On tonight’s “Idaho Reports” program on Idaho Public Television, I join Jim Weatherby, Dan Popkey, Melissa Davlin and host Greg Hahn to discuss the week’s developments in the Legislature and Idaho politics. Plus, Greg interviews two physician-lawmakers, Sen. Dan Schmidt and Rep. Fred Wood, on…

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Hundreds of people attended the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee special hearing on Medicaid cuts Friday Jan. 28, 2011at the Idaho Statehouse in Boise. The committee heard testimony from service providers, recipients and care givers of health and welfare programs that would be affected by any measures to reduce funding to Idaho's Medicaid system.
 (AP Photo/The Idaho Statesman / Darin Oswald)

When JFAC held public hearings...

This photo is from the big public hearing that the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee held on Jan. 28, 2011 on the Health & Welfare budget, which drew nearly a thousand people who spilled out of a packed Capitol Auditorium into five separate overflow rooms. Today, JFAC…

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Senate pages enjoy the best view in the Idaho state Capitol - looking straight up from the bottom of the multi-story rotunda. (Betsy Russell)

Enjoying the view... 

These Senate pages, at the suggestion of a legislative staffer, are enjoying the best view in the Statehouse - the view straight up from the middle of the rotunda. Amid the ornate concentric circles of the Capitol's center, the young legislative aides were counting the…

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Lawmakers prepping for firearms debate

Plenty of Idaho lawmakers want to introduce legislation dealing with guns or school safety - mostly to promote gun rights in the wake of President Obama's proposed restrictions. So House Speaker Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, has asked Rep. Judy Boyle, R-Midvale, to corral the various proposals;…

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