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Eye On Boise archive for Nov. 28, 2016

MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2016

Racing Commission faces funding woes after track closes

The Idaho Racing Commission is scrambling to avoid a funding crisis after its primary revenue source evaporated earlier this year with the closing of the largest horse racing track in the state. By law, a portion of the money bet on horse racing in Idaho is diverted to the commission, which relies on that money, as well as revenue from license...

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New Rep. Priscilla Giddings, center, talks with other new Idaho lawmakers during a break in orientation sessions at the state Capitol on Monday. (Betsy Z. Russell)

New Idaho lawmakers start orientation at Capitol

Idaho’s 18 newest legislators are at the Capitol today for orientation, four of them new senators and 14 of them new representatives. Among the 18, just two have served in the Legislature before, new Sen. Mark Nye, D-Pocatello, as a representative; and Rep. Thyra Stevenson,...

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