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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 1, 2015

MONDAY, FEB. 23, 2015

JFAC votes 19-1 to make up shortfall in fund for inaugural 

The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee is handling supplemental appropriations, budget requests for adjustments in the current budget year, this morning, as it prepares to begin setting agency budgets for next year tomorrow. Among the supplemental requests was one from the Idaho Military Division for inauguration expenses.…

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Report looks back at Gwartney's role in IEN mess 

As the demise of the Idaho Education Network amid legal and financial problems dominates legislative discussion – the Senate is set to approve a stopgap funding bill this morning, already approved by the House, to grant emergency funding for broadband service to local school districts…

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FRIDAY, FEB. 20, 2015

Jim Weatherby, right, and Betsy Russell discuss state issues on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television on Friday (Idaho Public TV)

The week that was...

On tonight’s “Idaho Reports,” I join Jim Weatherby, Bill Dentzer, and co-hosts Aaron Kunz and Melissa Davlin to discuss the events of the sixth week of the legislative session, from taxes to budgets to former Gov. Phil Batt’s ground-breaking speech to Canyon County Republicans. Also,...

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Penni Cyr testifies to the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee at a public hearing on Friday morning (Betsy Russell)

Testimony focuses on school funding

Among those testifying at the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee’s public hearing this morning on state budget issues: Penni Cyr, president of the Idaho Association, said, “Idaho must take significant action in order to be able to attract and retain high-quality teachers.” She said the state needs...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 19, 2015

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