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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 2017

MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017

Davis questions Katsilometes' attorney; listen live... 

Though no cross-examination was planned as part of today’s Senate committee hearing on the challenge of the District 29 election, Sen. Bart Davis’ close questioning of Kahle Becker, attorney for election contestant Tom Katsilometes, is a thing to hear. A sample: “This isn’t about discretion;…

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FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017

From left, Betsy Russell, Jim Weatherby, Bryan Clark, and co-hosts Aaron Kunz and Melissa Davlin on Friday's "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television (Idaho Public Television / Seth Ogilvie)

The week that was...

Tonight’s “Idaho Reports” on Idaho Public Television includes an update on the events of the tumultuous first week the of the legislative session; co-host Aaron Kunz’s interview with BSU School of Public Service Dean Corey Cook about the new Idaho Policy Survey; a report on…

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No charges in North Idaho voter intimidation case 

Idaho's top prosecutor has decided not to file criminal charges after his office was asked to review accusations of possible voter intimidation and interference during campaigning for last November's election, the AP reports. A Democratic Party volunteer in Bonner County had reported harassment by backers of Rep. Heather Scott.

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THURSDAY, JAN. 12, 2017

Megan Ronk, director of the Idaho Department of Commerce, testifies to the Legislature's joint Change in Employee Compensation Committee on Thursday. (Betsy Z. Russell)

Testimony: 'That's the size of the problem'

In more testimony to the Legislature’s joint CEC Committee today: Megan Ronk, director of the Idaho Department of Commerce, spoke in favor Gov. Butch Otter’s recommendation for 3 percent merit-based raises for state employees, and thanked lawmakers for the flexibility they’ve given state agency heads…

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Rob Pangaro, a BSU employee, testifies to lawmakers Thursday on Idaho state employee pay. (Betsy Z. Russell)

Lawmakers take testimony on state employee pay 

The Legislature’s joint CEC Committee – that stands for Change in Employee Compensation – is meeting today and is taking public testimony. First up to testify was Rob Pangaro, a faculty member from Boise State University with multiple degrees who is working on his Ph.D,…

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Bayer has first revenue motion: Adopt governor's forecast

Sen. Cliff Bayer, R-Boise, made the first motion at today’s joint Economic Outlook & Revenue Assessment meeting, proposing that the panel adopt Gov. Butch Otter’s forecast. That’s actually lower than the committee members’ own estimates. “In historical terms, we’ve had some colorful and large deliberations…

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