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Eye On Boise transparency archive

MONDAY, NOV. 27, 2017

MONDAY, OCT. 23, 2017

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18, 2017

From left, Reps. Tom Loertscher, John VanderWoude and Fred Wood participate in Wednesday's meeting of the Idaho Legislature's campaign finance and ethics reform working group. (Betsy Z. Russell)

Idaho lawmakers reject removal of campaign donation limits; call for more reporting, disclosure

A bipartisan working group of Idaho lawmakers on Wednesday unanimously rejected a proposal to eliminate all of Idaho’s limits on campaign contributions, and instead endorsed changes in the state’s Sunshine Law to require more frequent and more detailed disclosures,including adding new reporting in local races and requiring information about who...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2012

THURSDAY, NOV. 10, 2011



Justice Scalia: 'A certain amount of civic courage' 

When the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments last week in the case of Doe vs. Reed, challenging Washington state's practice of considering signatures on petitions for a referendum or initiative to be public record, the justices' questioning showed much concern about openness and transparency;...

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MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2010

Idaho has stake in Washington open-records case 

Idaho has much at stake in Washington's big U.S. Supreme Court case over whether referendum petition signatures should be public or not. "Our initiative and referendum statute is very similar to Washington's and Oregon's," said Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa, at whose request Idaho...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 18, 2009

Wayne Hoffman (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)

Govt transparency site launched in Idaho 

A nonprofit group on Tuesday launched a new “government transparency” Web site designed to give anyone who’s interested details about state and local government spending in Idaho, from a mayor’s salary to an agency’s computer purchases. “Transparency is a non-partisan issue - it’s not Republican,...

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