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Eye On Boise archive for Feb. 11, 2015

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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Testimony: ‘Horses are as much Idaho as potatoes’

Among those testifying so far this morning on SB 1011, to repeal “instant racing” in Idaho: Taunja Elison, a horse owner/trainer and the current president of the Idaho Thoroughbred Association, said, “Technology has changed everything that we do today, and that’s no different with racing.”...

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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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