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Eye On Boise archive for May 2015

THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015


Former Idaho first lady Lola Evans dies

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Former Idaho first lady Lola Evans died Tuesday in her Boise home. She was married to former Democratic Gov. John Evans for nearly 70 years. The 88-year-old Evans died of natural causes. Her…

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Otter names Bob Geddes as new Admin Dept. director 

Former Idaho Senate President Pro-Tem Bob Geddes, a geologist who also is a former Idaho state tax commissioner, was named the new director of the state Department of Administration today by Gov. Butch Otter. Geddes replaces interim director Keith Reynolds, the department’s chief financial officer,...

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Ybarra's tech director, Will Goodman, to leave June 30 

The key staffer to state schools Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra who oversaw the successful and quick transition of Idaho schools from the defunct Idaho Education Network to individually negotiated district broadband contracts is resigning June 30. Will Goodman, chief technology officer for the…

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TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015

Otter signs HB 1 into law 

Gov. Butch Otter announced this afternoon that he has now signed HB 1, the child support enforcement bill that passed in yesterday's special legislative session, into law. On Twitter, Otter reported, "Today at 3:24 pm I signed HB 1 into law, maintaining Idaho's child support...

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 (Betsy Z. Russell)

Otter says he 'can't wait' to sign HB 1 into law 

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, reacting this morning to yesterday’s special session of the Legislature, praised lawmakers for preserving the state’s child support enforcement system, which he noted serves one in four Idaho kids. “It’s fine to speculate and important to question issues surrounding the relationship…

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Legislative Council meets on Tuesday morning (Betsy Z. Russell)

Lawmakers named to interim committees, task forces

The Legislative Council is meeting today, the joint panel that oversees legislative matters between sessions; naming of members to interim committees for this year tops their agenda. The new panels will study broadband access, state purchasing laws and urban renewal issues. Continued committees from the…

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MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015

Sen. Grant Burgoyne opens the Senate debate on HB 1, around 5:45 p.m. on Monday (Betsy Z. Russell)

Senate suspends rules, takes up HB 1

“There’s a long version to this and a short version, and today’s proceedings have worn me out, and I’m only capable of doing the short version,” Sen. Grant Burgoyne, D-Boise, told the Senate as he presented HB 1, the child support enforcement bill. The bill,...

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