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Boise-based company expects rapid growth after Apple partnership (access required)

A Boise company that is working with Apple expects to grow by about 150 percent this year. Mobility Help Desk is a Mobility As A Service, or MAAS, provider founded in 2009. MAAS is a wireless system that allows a ...

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Idaho sees large increase in small business lending in 2015 (access required)

Small business lending grew substantially over 2015 as the economy continued to recover and increased optimism led to new borrowing. The number of the most common type of small business loans, the SBA (7a), increased by 57 percent in Idaho’s biggest district, ...

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Idaho doctor: Legislative inaction has killed 1,000 Idahoans

The Statehouse was teeming with physicians, city officials and citizens for the first Idaho Senate hearing on a bill to expand Medicaid to 78,000 uninsured Idahoans Feb. 2. Sen. Dan Schmidt, D-Moscow, brought two bills before the Senate Health and ...

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Arizona lawmakers introduce bill to split 9th Circuit court

A U.S. senator and U.S. representative from Arizona have introduced legislation to break up the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Sen. Jeff Flake and Rep. Matt Salmon, both Republicans, said the court is oversized and overworked. They want to ...

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Report: Idaho health exchange is effective, thrifty (access required)

Your Health Idaho raised its enrollment by 8,000 individuals, transferred itself to a state-run technology platform and operated as one of the less expensive state-run exchanges from a small state in 2015. Your Health Idaho is the state’s alternative to ...

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New permanent tax breaks bring some stability to business planning (access required)

The job of the certified public accountant has been simplified with the passage of new federal legislation expanding 96 deductions and tax credits. Congress routinely extends many corporate and individual tax breaks, temporarily allowing the government to count only the ...

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State Board chief makes push for scholarship money

Idaho’s current Opportunity Scholarship program is falling far short of meeting the needs of qualified college students. A $5 million cash infusion, proposed by Gov. Butch Otter, would help bridge the gap, State Board of Education executive director Matt Freeman ...

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Dominion Resources reaches West with Questar purchase for about $4.4 billion

Dominion Resources will spend approximately $4.4 billion to acquire Questar in a big reach to the West for the East Coast energy company. Dominion is a power producer in the mid-Atlantic region. Questar is in the Rockies and a principal ...

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Treefort volunteers bring lessons back to the workplace (access required)

About seven coders from Boise-based WhiteCloud Analytics teamed with the Treefort Music Festival to build an app for festival-goers. They’re not being paid, but they said their Treefort job is teaching them new skills, such as communication. “I love having ...

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Backers of raising minimum wage will keep trying (access required)

A bill that would raise Idaho’s minimum wage has been shot down in the Legislature for the third year in a row. The nonprofit coalition Lift up Idaho, Rep. Mat Erpelding, D-Boise and Sen. Maryanne Jordan, D-Boise were seeking to ...

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