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Eye on Boise: Former Sen. Schmidt says he’s decided against run for governor – at least for now

Former state Sen. Dan Schmidt, D-Moscow, a physician and outspoken advocate of improving health care in Idaho, says after much consideration, he’s decided against running for governor next year – …


UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 11:09 p.m.

Eye on Boise: Idaho tax coffers to get a boost from Amazon deal; Otter opposes grocery tax repeal

With the news that Amazon will begin collecting state sales tax from Idaho shoppers starting on April 1, Idaho’s state general fund coffers stand to gain $15 million to $30 …


Eye on Boise: Idaho lawmakers wrap up state agency budget-setting, focus on education

The Legislature’s joint budget committee finished setting state agency budgets on Friday, appropriating more than $3.4 billion for next year, a 5.4 percent increase from this year’s budget.


Yakima speaking in codes with city manager pick

The Yakima City Council will vote Tuesday on finalists for the city manager position, but the public won’t know their identities.


Vestal: Rancor among county commissioners a by-product of a larger problem

The rancor that burst into the open this week among the three county commissioners seemed very much like high-stakes drama, or at least a very soapy opera: squabbling and bad …


Idaho lawmakers pledge to open up tax discussions

Idaho lawmakers say there will be no more secret meetings of a group working on state tax policy – all meetings from this point on will be open to the …


Eye on Boise: Idaho lawmakers tax talks draw criticism

Watchers of the Idaho Legislature are reeling over the news that a panel of state lawmakers from both houses has been meeting all summer to discuss tax policy and tax …


Lawmakers rebuke proposal to increase fines for violating Open Meeting Law

BOISE – A sharp increase in fines for violating the Idaho Open Meeting Law proposed by a representative from Idaho Falls ran into a buzz saw of opposition Thursday. Rep. …


Eye on Boise: Workshops cover Idaho open government laws

It was standing-room only in Sandpoint late last week as 75-plus people filled the Sandpoint Library’s community room for a three-hour workshop on Idaho’s open meeting and public records laws. …


Eye on Boise: Seminars on open meetings, public records draw well

More than 230 people throughout North Idaho attended open government seminars last week in Sandpoint, Coeur d’Alene, Moscow and Lewiston. Each of the sessions, sponsored by Idahoans for Openness in …


Newman Lake saying ‘no’

Additional ballot counting makes it clear that Newman Lake Fire and Rescue voters think three commissioners are enough. A proposal to increase the fire district’s board from three to five …