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Eye On Boise archive for May 2015


Report: One in four Idaho kids receives child support 14 

In advances of Monday’s special session of the Idaho Legislature, Idaho Voices for Children has released a two-page “policy perspective” report on child support in Idaho, reporting that nearly one in four Idaho children receives child support payments. “In Idaho, both parents, whether legally married...

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TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2015

How Washington state handled the child-support bill... 

Washington's Legislature passed its version of the same child-support bill that's prompted a special session in Idaho with little fanfare; the bill passed both houses unanimously and was signed into law on Friday. Spokane Valley legislators proposed amendments to ensure foreign law wasn’t imposed in…

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Idaho ranks 50th for status of women 19 

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research has released its “Status of Women in the States: 2015” report, and Idaho came out 50th among the 50 states and Washington, D.C. for women's employment and earnings, ranking better than only West Virginia. The study, which compares data on poverty and opportunity, violence...

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Nonini, Barbieri top lawmakers for travel spending 13 

Two North Idaho lawmakers topped spending on travel during this year’s legislative session, the AP reports today. Sen. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene, had the highest in-state travel reimbursements, at nearly $8,800. Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, had the highest combined in-state and out-of-state tab of…

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Catching up... 

I’m back after a restful week visiting with family, and catching up on some of the news I missed. Here are some links, from April state tax revenues, which put the state nearly $92M ahead of forecasts for the fiscal year to date, to water, a tax incentive's impact, transportation, and more...

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MONDAY, MAY 4, 2015

Off for the week... 

I'm off for the next week; will be back in the office on Tuesday, May 12th. Please email me about developments that come up while I'm gone; I'll catch up then. Happy spring, everyone!

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Former Sen. Craig receives warning from FEC 

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal election regulators have sent former U.S. Sen. Larry Craig a warning letter that he failed to submit financial disclosure documents. The Federal Election Commission says Craig failed to report his April quarterly…

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Idaho spud growers sue over pest controls 

A group of 10 eastern Idaho potato growers and a shipper have filed a lawsuit seeking to end a quarantine and field testing imposed by state and federal authorities after the discovery of a microscopic pest that led some countries to ban Idaho spuds, the…

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SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2015

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