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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 2015

FRIDAY, JAN. 16, 2015

JFAC accepts revenue panel's report, praises its work

The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee this morning voted unanimously to accept the report of the joint Economic Outlook & Revenue Assessment Committee, which, after two days of hearings, voted yesterday to accept Gov. Butch Otter’s revenue forecast for next year which predicts a 5.5 percent increase…

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THURSDAY, JAN. 15, 2015

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 14, 2015

Idaho's House Ways & Means Committee considers introducing legislation to ban discrimination against gays; the "Add the Words" bill was introduced late Wednesday on a 6-1 vote. (Betsy Russell)

'Add the Words' bill introduced on 6-1 vote 

With a quick meeting, no questions or comments, and a 6-1 vote the House Ways & Means Committee has voted to introduce the “Add the Words” bill, to add the words “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the Idaho Human Rights Act and ban discrimination...

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Political scientist and former Missouri state Sen. Jeffrey Smith speaks to Idaho lawmakers at ethics training session on Wednesday (Betsy Russell)

Ethics training: Problem, perception... 

By my count, there are about 135 people gathered in the Lincoln Auditorium for the Legislature’s mandatory ethics training this afternoon, though not all are legislators; the session is mandatory for the 105 senators and representatives. Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill, R-Rexburg, thanked them all...

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Lawmakers gathering in Lincoln Auditorium for mandatory ethics session on Wednesday (Betsy Russell)

Lawmakers gather for ethics training

Idaho lawmakers are beginning to gather in the Lincoln Auditorium for today's mandatory ethics training, which will run all afternoon, 'til 5 p.m. House Speaker Scott Bedke and Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill said they haven't had any ask to skip the session. "We do...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 13, 2015

Idaho lawmakers to get mandatory ethics training 

Idaho lawmakers will undergo four hours of ethics training Wednesday, in a mandatory session for all 105 senators and representatives. It’s the second straight year the mandatory ethics training has been offered to state lawmakers. Asked why, House Speaker Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, said, “Because it’s…

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