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Eye On Boise archive for Feb. 2015

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 25, 2015

Quane Kenyon, former longtime legislative reporter for the Associated Press, serves as a substitute state senator in 2013 (Betsy Russell)

Longtime AP reporter Quane Kenyon dies at 76 

Former longtime Associated Press reporter Quane Kenyon Sr. passed away last night; he covered many an Idaho legislative session, and in this 2013 photo, is shown, 14 years after his retirement, filling in as a substitute for Sen. Fred Martin, R-Boise. Counting regular sessions, organizational...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 24, 2015

Budget-setting for next year begins... 

The Legislature’s joint budget committee began setting agency budgets for next year this morning, though it’s started out with agencies that don’t include any state general funds. First up was the state Department of Finance, which operates from fees paid by the banks and other…

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MONDAY, FEB. 23, 2015

Barbieri: 'It was rhetorical' 31 

Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, whose question to a doctor during a hearing this morning on an anti-abortion bill about whether a woman could swallow a pill containing a tiny camera for a remote gynecological exam – the answer was no – went viral and...

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Sen. Lodge returns to Senate after illness

Sen. Patti Anne Lodge, R-Huston, returned to the Senate today, and thanked senators and others for their cards and prayers while she was ill, undergoing seven surgeries since Christmas. “The cards are over 2 feet tall, and the prayer lists – I don’t think there’s…

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House Ed backs 'Pay for Success' bill

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A legislative panel is backing a bill that would let Idaho's Education Department contract with private companies for education programs, and then only pay once the programs are shown to work. The House…

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