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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 1, 2018

TUESDAY, JAN. 23, 2018

MONDAY, JAN. 22, 2018

Idaho lawmaker installs private camera inside Capitol

An Idaho House leader says he has set up a security camera in his legislative office to record meetings with fellow lawmakers, lobbyists and constituents in response to the wave of sexual misconduct allegations erupting across the country. House Assistant Majority Leader Brent Crane, a Republican from Nampa, said Monday he felt the need...

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Drilling into the higher ed CEO proposal...

Legislative budget-writers began to dig into Gov. Butch Otter’s higher education “CEO” proposal Monday morning, reports Idaho Education News, and honed in on two questions: How much will the plan cost? And how much will it save? The cost is clear enough, at least in…

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The proposal to boost Opportunity Scholarships...

Gov. Butch Otter’s proposed $5 million increase to the state’s Opportunity Scholarship fund, bringing it to a total of $15 million, came in for questioning in the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee today; Otter also is proposing legislation to allow up to 20 percent, or $3 million,…

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Sunday column: Truck fees, BSU survey...

Here’s a link to my full Sunday column, which reports on the Legislature’s hemming and hawing over truck registration fees – still not addressed, despite 2015 legislation declaring it was the “intent of the Legislature” to impose a new registration fee on commercial trucks to…

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FRIDAY, JAN. 19, 2018

From left, Betsy Russell, host Melissa Davlin and Kevin Richert on Friday's "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television

The week that was...

On tonight’s “Idaho Reports” on Idaho Public Television, host Melissa Davlin interviews Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb, D-Boise, and Rep. Caroline Nilsson Troy, R-Genesee, about sexual harassment and respectful workplace policies; discusses health care, from the governor and lieutenant governor’s executive order to the dual-waiver proposal, with...

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