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Eye On Boise archive for April 2015

FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015

Rep. Linden Bateman, R-Idaho Falls (Betsy Russell)

The art of Rep. Bateman: 'The Salamander Kid'

Rep. Linden Bateman, R-Idaho Falls, poses with his artwork entitled, “The Salamander Kid,” picturing his rendition of Rep. Tom Loertscher, R-Iona, who can be seen at right. Loertscher, of course, chairs the House State Affairs Committee, which first killed, then passed legislation to make the…

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Idaho House chamber (Betsy Russell)

Bedke: 'We're in the playoffs now' 

The House has now adjourned until 10 a.m. tomorrow. Speaker Scott Bedke asked House Transportation Chairman Joe Palmer to give an update on the conference committee. “We moved a little bit today,” Palmer told the House. “Tomorrow we’re going to meet up again at 8…

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Senate adjourns until 10:30 tomorrow morning

The Senate has just adjourned until 10:30 tomorrow morning - meaning the Legislature is not adjourning sine die today. The conference committee on transportation funding still is at ease; the panel is in mid-negotiations about gas taxes. It has been meeting since 9 a.m. today;…

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Debating hard over gas tax... 

Sen. Dean Cameron, R-Rupert, offered a 4-cent gas tax increase next year, followed by another 2 cents two years later, and then another 2 cents four years out, a total of 8 cents. “That probably gets close to our bottom line,” he said. “That’s less…

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Ronk still acting head at IACI...

Jayson Ronk is still the acting president of Idaho Association of Business and Industry, and will be for the foreseeable future, reports Melissa Davlin of Idaho Public TV’s “Idaho Reports.” Widespread rumors in the Capitol had President Alex LaBeau back on the job; IACI’s board…

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