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NY mayor among secret donors to Idaho school campaign

A secretive campaign group that claimed to be providing Idaho parents a voice in the state's school reform referendum fight actually was bankrolled in large part by an Idaho grocery heir and by the billionaire mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg.

Idaho liable for damaged, lost laptops under contract

BOISE – Idaho’s newly inked $182 million, eight-year contract with Hewlett-Packard Co. for laptop computers for its high school students contains a surprising feature – the state won’t actually own the computers, and if they’re lost, damaged or stolen, it’ll have to pay HP for them. The contract price is $292.77 per year per laptop, with each unit on a four-year replacement schedule. Over the four years, the state would pay $1,171 per unit.

Vestal: Judge a champion of campaign transparency

It’s too bad that the time most ripe for optimism and enthusiasm regarding democracy and citizenship – elections – is so persistently darkened by cynicism. It’s too bad, but not surprising or unfounded. One of the chief failures of our public life is the failure of frankness, and it’s widespread, and it causes an entirely reasonable loss of faith in the whole enterprise.

Idaho’s $182M laptop contract just for rental, not purchase

Idaho's newly inked $182 million, eight-year contract with Hewlett-Packard Co. for laptop computers for its high school students contains a surprising feature: The state won't actually own the computers, and if they're lost, damaged or stolen, it'll have to pay H-P for them.

School ads group can’t hide

BOISE – A secretive group that underwrote more than $200,000 in TV campaign commercials in favor of three Idaho school reform ballot measures must disclose its donors by Wednesday, a 4th District judge ruled Monday afternoon. Judge Mike Wetherell ordered Education Voters of Idaho to disclose its donors by 3 p.m. on Halloween.