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Eye On Boise archive for Feb. 9, 2015

MONDAY, FEB. 9, 2015

January state tax revenues come in $1M over forecast 

Idaho’s general fund revenues for January came in $1 million ahead of projections, for a fiscal year-to-date total that's 1.2 percent over the forecast. Sales taxes for the month, often much-watched because they reflect the impact of holiday sales, were very close to forecast, at...

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State treasurer Crane wants annual external audit 

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Treasurer Ron Crane says his office should be reviewed by an independent third party, requesting the change about one year after legislative auditors claimed Crane's office improperly transferred millions of taxpayer dollars....

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'A boon to racing'

Paul J. Schneider, chairman of the Idaho State Racing Commission, said if you go to Les Bois Park on a Wednesday night, there are lots of people betting on simulcasts of live horse races. “The problem is they don’t bet very much – they only...

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Crowd fills meeting room for "instant racing" repeal hearing on Monday morning; soon, the room filled up and the hearing had to be moved to the larger Lincoln Auditorium across the hall (Betsy Russell)

Crowd turns out for instant racing repeal hearing 

A large crowd of horse racing enthusiasts has turned out for this morning's "instant racing" repeal hearing; here, people file into the scheduled meeting room WW55, which soon filled, prompting the hearing to be moved to the larger Lincoln Auditorium across the hall. SB 1011...

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