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Eye On Boise John Rusche archive

THURSDAY, FEB. 15, 2018

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MONDAY, FEB. 5, 2018

In this Jan. 8, 2015, file photo, former Idaho House Minority Leader John Rusche, D-Lewiston talks with reporters at the State Capitol about the upcoming legislative session. Rusche was recently nominated by the Idaho governor to serve on a state water board, but his confirmation is being delayed by lawmakers concerned over his previous social media posts. (AP / Otto Kitsinger)

Idaho lawmakers delay nominee over his social media posts

Idaho Republican lawmakers on Monday delayed the confirmation of Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's Democratic nominee for a water board position over what were described as politically charged Facebook posts. Sen. Clifford Bayer, a Republican from Meridian, said he wanted more time to talk to former House Minority Leader John Rusche — a Democrat from...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2017

Dr. John Rusche, M.D.

Otter appoints Rusche to Idaho Water Resources Board 

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has appointed John Rusche, former House minority leader and a retired pediatrician from Lewiston, to the Idaho Water Resources Board. “John Rusche has been a reasonable and constructive partner in developing public policies that work for the people of Idaho,” Otter...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 25, 2016

Idaho Dem leader defends mailer touting conservative ranking 10 

House Minority Leader John Rusche's campaign sent out political mailers boasting that a free-market think tank ranked him as one of the most conservative Democratic lawmakers in the state, but not mentioning that the Idaho Freedom Foundation gave Rusche an F- this year. "Is it misleading? It is what it is," Rusche told the AP...

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THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2011

Rusche blasts ISEE, 'bungling of major initiatives' 

House Minority Leader John Rusche, D-Lewiston, has penned an op-ed piece panning Idaho's approach to implementing both the new longitudinal data system for schools, ISEE (Idaho System for Educational Excellence), and the earlier troubled implementation of a new Medicaid claims system last summer; Rusche said...

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