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Eye On Boise archive for Feb. 2015

TUESDAY, FEB. 10, 2015

House panel wants study of student data collection

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A House legislative panel is recommending creating a work group to scrutinize governmental data collection on Idaho students and find ways to reduce it. The House Education Committee unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday...

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Rep. Dan Rudolph, D-Lewiston, watches a dancing line of electric current inside a glass globe react to his pulse on Tuesday afternoon; it's one of the hand-on science exhibits in the STEM Mobile Discovery Lab. (Betsy Russell)

Rolling STEM tech lab visits the Capitol

The first meeting today of Idaho’s new “STEM Caucus” drew more than two dozen state lawmakers; it featured a speaker on STEM initiatives, along with a visit from the STEM Mobile Discovery Lab, a 60-foot bus sponsored by the Micron Foundation and Discover Technology that’s...

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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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