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Eye On Boise 2016 Idaho Legislature archive

THURSDAY, JAN. 7, 2016

Otter on PAC, session length, lawsuits... 

Here are some more topics Gov. Butch Otter addressed at this morning’s AP Legislative Preview: OTTER PAC: “I have had tremendous support from folks in the Legislature, at the local level, at the county precinct level. My effort is to help those folks in operations...

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Idaho Gov. Butch Otter at the AP Legislative Preview on Thursday at the Idaho state Capitol (AP / Otto Kitsinger)

Otter on Planned Parenthood, tax cuts, Burns protest... 

Here are some more issues Gov. Butch Otter has addressed this morning in response to questions from reporters at the AP Legislative Preview: PLANNED PARENTHOOD: Otter acknowledged that lawmakers have called for moves against the organization, including an investigation. “We have had legislators and a...

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Otter names Megan Ronk as next Commerce director 

Gov. Butch Otter has announced that Megan Ronk will be the new director of the Idaho Department of Commerce. “She’s been there a long time,” he said. “She’s prepared to hit the ground running. I have every confidence, because of her past performance, that I...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 5, 2016

THURSDAY, DEC. 24, 2015

Idaho looks at banning powdered alcohol 

Now that an Arizona company has developed and is preparing to market a form of powdered alcohol, including a “Powderita” that touts, “Just add water for an instant cocktail,” Idaho’s state Liquor Division is proposing legislation to ban the product in the Gem State. Twenty-five...

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