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Eye On Boise John McGee archive

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016

TUESDAY, SEPT. 9, 2014

McGee returns to public role two years after scandals 

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — A former Idaho lawmaker is returning to the public eye after two highly publicized political scandals two years ago caused him to resign. The Idaho Press-Tribune (http://bit.ly/1lQ9wnv ) reports that former GOP state...

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MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012

McGee affair bleeds into Senate leadership fight 

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) ― Former Republican Sen. John McGee's Senate exit is bleeding into a fight over leadership of the chamber's dominant GOP faction for 2013. Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis is being challenged by Sen. Dean...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 1, 2012

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MONDAY, AUG. 20, 2012

FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012

Ex-Sen. McGee quits job after latest charges

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) ― Former Republican state Sen. John McGee quit his Idaho hospital job Friday after being charged with misdemeanor crimes linked to sexual harassment allegations. West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell confirmed that McGee had...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012

McGee to plead guilty to new charges

Former Idaho Sen. John McGee will plead guilty in August to new charges of disturbing the peace and violating probation that are connected to a sexual harassment investigation, the Idaho Statesman reported this afternoon, citing court documents. The newspaper reported that in February, McGee had...

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McGee arrested, released on bond

Former Idaho Sen. John McGee, R-Caldwell, was arrested last night on misdemeanor charges of disturbing the peace and violating his probation from his 2011 DUI conviction; McGee turned himself in after an arrest warrant was issued, and then was released on bond, $1,000 for each...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012

Arrest warrant issued for former Sen. John McGee

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) ― Arrest warrants for former Idaho Republican state Sen. John McGee were issued after prosecutors charged him with misdemeanor disturbing the peace and violating probation terms for a 2011 DUI conviction. The warrants were...

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TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012

THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2012

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2012

Dems: 'Sobering, a sad day for the Senate' 

Here's a link to the full story at spokesman.com on today's resignation of Senate Majority Caucus Chairman John McGee, in which AP reporter John Miller notes that McGee's resignation amid allegations of sexual harassment of a female Senate staffer capped a political free-fall that began...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2012

McGee responds...

After nine GOP senators issued a statement this afternoon saying they voted against Sen. John McGee keeping his leadership post during an earlier closed caucus, but were outvoted, McGee, R-Caldwell, issued this statement: "No one is more disappointed by the mistake I made last June...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2012

McGee retains GOP leadership post

Senate GOP Caucus Chairman John McGee, R-Caldwell, retained his leadership post today after a closed-door caucus in which GOP senators voted on whether or not to oust him after a bizarre drunken driving incident. It took nearly two hours, with the overlong caucus pushing back...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 21, 2011

Per-diem dustup could prompt legislation

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho legislator says he'll introduce a measure in 2012 to prevent Boise-area lawmakers from boosting their state retirements with per diem payments. Rep. Dennis Lake of Blackfoot says it's unfair that local...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, 2011

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 24, 2011

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10, 2011

Canyon County GOP backs McGee 

Here's a link to reporter Mike Butts' full report in the Idaho Press-Tribune today on last night's Canyon County GOP meeting, at which the county central committee rejected a move to investigate Chairman John McGee's recent DUI and instead voted 23-6 in favor of a...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2011

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