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Eye On Boise archive for Dec. 14, 2015

MONDAY, DEC. 14, 2015




Renewal panel rejects lawsuit, penalty provisions

Proposed legislative provisions allowing people to sue urban renewal agencies over physical, emotional or economic damage and get cash payments plus attorney fees and costs, and also authorizing class-action lawsuits, has been roundly rejected by lawmakers on the Legislature’s interim committee on urban renewal. They...

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Idaho Legislature's legislative interim committee on urban renewal meets at the state Capitol on Monday morning (Betsy Z. Russell)

Urban renewal panel: 'It might get a little dry'

The Legislature’s interim committee on urban renewal has convened this morning, and Co-Chairman Sen. Dan Johnson, R-Lewiston, announced that the lawmakers will go through their proposed legislation, “section by section or line by line.” He said, “It might get a little dry, but I do...

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Idaho still waits on vacant judge seat... 

Down to just one U.S. District Court judge, the federal court in Idaho is bringing in up to 10 visiting judges from Colorado, Washington, California and elsewhere to hear Idaho cases while the court awaits an appointee to replace longtime Judge Edward Lodge. It’s a…

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