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Eye On Boise archive for July 6, 2017

THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2017

Idaho Lottery Director Jeff Anderson, left, discusses the lottery’s earnings for the state in the just-completed fiscal year at a news conference in the governor’s office on July 6, 2017. At right are Lt. Gov. Brad Little and state schools Superintendent Sherri Ybarra. (Betsy Z. Russell)

Idaho Lottery turns over $48.5 million in profits to state’s schools, building fund

Idaho’s state lottery turned over $48.5 million in profits to the state on Thursday, with the majority of that headed to the state’s public schools. The figure was down from last year’s record $49.5 million dividend, but still was $500,000 above forecasts. That’s because last year’s profits were boosted by the tremendous attention and sales...

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Labrador used state seal for campaign fundraising mailer 

Republican U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador sent Idaho voters a campaign mailer asking for contributions to his gubernatorial bid ornamented with the state seal, even though the secretary of state's office says the seal should only be used for official state business. Labrador's fundraiser flier asked voters to give $50, $75, $100 or more...

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Lawsuit: Idaho oil and gas rules violate landowner rights

A watchdog group and four southwest Idaho landowners have filed a federal lawsuit against Idaho officials contending a state-approved process forcing them to sell their natural gas and oil violates the U.S. Constitution, the AP reports. The lawsuit filed late last month names Idaho Department of Lands Director Tom Schultz and...

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