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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 1, 2015

THURSDAY, FEB. 12, 2015

Risch gets energy subcommittee chairmanship

Idaho Sen. Jim Risch announced today that he’s been named chairman of the energy subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources; Risch previously was the ranking Republican on the subcommittee. Risch said he’s “honored.” “My appointment to this subcommittee is important to…

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11, 2015

A $245 million problem? Not exactly... 

When former Sen. John Goedde earlier this week told lawmakers the state could lose $245 million in federal funding if the embattled Idaho Education Network goes dark, he apparently exaggerated – Idaho Reports co-host Melissa Davlin reports that the actual amount at risk if Idaho…

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Instant racing: 'A policy question'

Sen. Chuck Winder, R-Boise, said, “Just a comment. … I think from my perspective, we’re here to determine whether these machines are legal or not legal and whether or not they meet the test of what we authorized in 2013. And it just seems to…

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Fact check: Instant racing claims...

As the Senate State Affairs prepares to continue its hearing this morning on SB 1011, the bill to repeal "instant racing" in Idaho, here's a fact check on some of the claims that have been made on both sides of the debate, from AP reporter…

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TUESDAY, FEB. 10, 2015

House panel wants study of student data collection

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A House legislative panel is recommending creating a work group to scrutinize governmental data collection on Idaho students and find ways to reduce it. The House Education Committee unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday…

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