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Eye On Boise archive for Oct. 6, 2017

FRIDAY, OCT. 6, 2017

September state revenues beat forecast

Idaho’s state tax revenues for September came in 3.6 percent higher than forecast, and 8.2 percent higher than revenues the previous September. That puts state general fund revenue for the fiscal year to date $29.4 million or 3.4 percent ahead of projections. Individual income tax...

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Ada County awarded $1M grant for criminal justice reform

The Idaho county encompassing Boise was awarded a $1 million grant aimed at reforming the criminal justice system and reducing its jail population. The grant from the MacArthur Foundation's Safety and Justice Challenge will be paid out to Ada County over two years to fund eight new jobs designed to enable the reform, the Idaho Statesman reports...

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Bowe Bergdahl (AP)

APNewsBreak: Guilty plea expected from Bergdahl; no trial 

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for half a decade after abandoning his Afghanistan post, is expected to plead guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, two individuals with knowledge of the case said. Bergdahl's decision to plead guilty rather than face trial marks another twist in an eight-year drama...

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Risch praises sage grouse announcement 

Idaho Sen. Jim Risch says he supports the Department of Interior’s change of direction on sage grouse conservation plans; here’s his full statement: “The last administration invited the western governors to create their own sage-grouse management plans. Those plans were subsequently rewritten on the banks...

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