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Pocatello auditorium district wants to broaden marketing law (access required)

The Greater Pocatello/Chubbuck Auditorium District plans to propose legislation that would enable it to market its leased facility broadly. Idaho law says auditorium or community center districts have the authority to levy taxes to build, operate, and market facilities such as ...

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Providers: Medicaid problems with Molina persist (access required)

(UPDATE – adds comments from Molina) Seven months after Molina Healthcare started administering Medicaid payments to health providers, Idaho doctors and clinics are still struggling to get their bills paid on time. While the unpaid bills are a problem, providers ...

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Allstate purchases land to build Chubbuck call center (access required)

Chubbuck is one step closer to welcoming its new Allstate Insurance call center to town. Pentad Properties broker Brent Wilson confirmed the Chicago-based insurance company, which plans to open a 75,000-square-foot call center facility, completed its purchase of a 9.5-acre ...

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Bond sale pays off loan; won’t lower tax (access required)

The state’s two largest lobbying groups for business expect little opposition to a proposal to shore up small business unemployment tax payments. “Here’s the problem: We’re in debt to the tune of $200 million, in a situation where the employment ...

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Medicaid faces tough program cuts

Idaho Health and Welfare Director Dick Armstrong says the best remaining option for his agency to get control of rising Medicaid costs and demand is to cut programs that aren’t essential, required by federal rules or in some cases are ...

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Megaload opponents request session with ITD director (access required)

Highway 12 megaload opponents want to talk to Idaho Transportation Department Director Brian Ness. Residents opposed to ConocoPhillips’ plan to ship oversized loads on U.S. 12 through north central Idaho filed a request that Ness hear their oral arguments against ...

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Battle over Idaho wind energy tax break expected

A tax break for producers of alternative energy that’s up for renewal this year will face opposition from a group that says residents near wind farms aren’t being treated fairly. Idahoans for Responsible Wind Energy want lawmakers to make sure ...

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Companies may register for Best Places to Work (access required)

The Idaho Business Review is presenting its fourth annual Best Places to Work publication and event. The IBR works with Treasure Valley research firm Populus to determine the top companies to work for based on employee input on website-based surveys. ...

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Idaho Business Expo turns 20

With more than 4,000 attendees expected, Idaho Business League is ready to open the doors to its 20th Business & Technology Expo on Jan. 26-27. “Having been around for 20 years, we’ve seen countless development and changes in technology and ...

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