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Eye On Boise archive for Feb. 2015

THURSDAY, FEB. 12, 2015

House, Senate mark Lincoln Day

Both the House and Senate have observances scheduled today for Lincoln Day, in celebration of President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday today. In the House, 4th graders from Riverstone Elementary School recited the Gettysburg Address; Reps. Robert Anderst and Rich Wills read the Emancipation Proclamation; Reps. Melissa…

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Risch gets energy subcommittee chairmanship

Idaho Sen. Jim Risch announced today that he’s been named chairman of the energy subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources; Risch previously was the ranking Republican on the subcommittee. Risch said he’s “honored.” “My appointment to this subcommittee is important to…

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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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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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