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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 1, 2015

THURSDAY, JAN. 8, 2015

Transportation funding high on Legislature's agenda 

Legislative leaders from both parties say improvements to how Idaho funds maintenance of its transportation system are likely to get attention this year. “The citizens of Idaho have invested billions of dollars in to this transportation system,” said House Speaker Scott Bedke. “I think we…

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Otter on IEN, prison takeover, Medicaid... 

Other comments from Gov. Butch Otter at this morning’s AP Legislative Preview: On the Idaho Education Network: “The only problem that we’ve had with the IEN was the contracting process.” He said a recent survey of school districts gave the broadband network high marks; however,…

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TUESDAY, JAN. 6, 2015

Sherri Ybarra answers questions from reporters at her first news conference Tuesday in Boise (Betsy Russell)

Ybarra: State ed department will be the 'go-to place' 

New state schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra is holding her first press conference today, at which she introduced her executive staff. In addition to interim Chief Deputy Pete Koehler, Special Assistant to the Superintendent Tim Corder, and Special Education Director Charlotte “Charlie” Silva, she introduced Will...

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MONDAY, JAN. 5, 2015

Ben Ysursa (Gallatin Public Affairs)

Ysursa joins Gallatin Public Affairs

Retired longtime Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa is joining Gallatin Public Affairs, where he will be “of counsel.” That’s similar to positions other longtime former elected officials have taken with the regional firm, from former Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus to the late former Idaho...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 2, 2015

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