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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 31, 2018

Tribes won't renew lobbying contract after initiative filed

Officials with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes say they will not renew a contract with their lobbying firm after the firm filed a ballot initiative to legalize lucrative betting machines known as instant racing. The tribes and others across the state have previously come out against the betting terminals, saying they do not use pari-mutuel wagering...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 16, 2018

THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017

TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017

Idaho Lottery procurement bill heads to governor's desk

Legislation requiring the Idaho State Lottery to comply with the state's contracting laws is headed to the governor's desk for approval. Lawmakers were alarmed earlier this year after learning that the lottery was asking potential vendors to provide information on how they offer Keno, simulated racing, fantasy sports and other illegal...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017

TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017

Lawmakers, racing commission divided on saving industry 

Officials with the Idaho Racing Commission say they'll run out of money by 2018, leaving them unable to regulate the state's horse racing industry unless lawmakers help funnel funds their way. However, top Republican leaders say they no longer trust the racing industry because of their ongoing efforts to reinstate illegal instant racing...

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