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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 2017

FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2017

From left, Betsy Russell, Jim Weatherby, Kevin Richert and co-host Melissa Davlin on Friday's "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television (Idaho Public TV / Seth Ogilvie)

The week that was...

This week’s night’s “Idaho Reports” on Idaho Public Television includes co-host Melissa Davlin’s interview with Rep. Maxine Bell and Sen. Shawn Keough, the two co-chairs of the Legislature’s powerful joint budget committee; an in-depth interview with Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden; and a a report on serious problems with non-emergency...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017

Sherri Ybarra, Idaho state superintendent of schools, talks with reporters after her budget presentation to lawmakers on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. (Betsy Z. Russell)

Ybarra: 'I felt very supported'

After her budget pitch to state lawmakers today, state schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra said, “I felt very supported – they’re very supportive of education and our students.” “This is my third session,” she said. “It was relaxing, it was enjoyable.” The difference from her first…

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First tax cut bills of the session introduced in House Rev & Tax 10 

Idaho lawmakers have ushered in the first tax cut proposals of the 2017 legislative session. House Majority Leader Mike Moyle says that he wants to exempt the first $750 of income from taxation, as well as reduce the top income and corporate rate from 7.4 percent to 7.2 percent. Meanwhile, Rep. Janet Trujillo, a Republican from Idaho Falls, has...

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