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Downtown Boise streetcar proposal debated (access required)

Even if the proposed Boise streetcar project was free, George Iliff still wouldn’t support it. “I fervently want what’s best for downtown,” said Iliff, managing partner at Colliers International and a member of Boise Mayor Dave Bieter’s streetcar task force. ...

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BSU, ISU presidents continue pleas to minimize higher education cuts  (access required)

The presidents of Boise State University and Idaho State University lobbed a few more pleas to lawmakers on the Legislature’s budget-writing committee to minimize cuts to higher education during a second day of public education budget hearings Jan. 26. BSU ...

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Education budget hearings begin at Idaho statehouse   (access required)

Idaho’s public colleges and universities began hearings in front of the Legislature’s budget-writing committee Jan. 25, with presidents and other officials detailing the impact of recent and proposed cuts on their institutions. University of Idaho President Duane Nellis said $22 ...

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Idaho Labor Dept. may absorb Human Rights Commission (access required)

The Idaho Human Rights Commission is in talks with the state Department of Labor to fold itself into the agency and protect its civil rights enforcement work. Director Pamela Parks told lawmakers on the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee Jan. 22 that ...

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Public workshop set Jan. 26 for Nampa Airport Master Plan (access required)

The city of Nampa is hosting a public workshop on the Nampa Airport Master Plan on Jan. 26, where consultants working with the city will detail aspects of its 20-year capital improvement plan. Set to take place at the Nampa ...

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Bill declares Idahoans free from government compulsion on health care  (access required)

A House committee agreed to debate a bill that is intended to prevent the federal government from penalizing Idahoans for not having health insurance. Rep. Jim Clark, R-Hayden Lake, introduced the “Idaho Health Freedom Act” on Jan. 19 to the ...

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Cutback cakewalk: Businesses line up behind Otter (access required)

Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter unveiled a severe budget last week that calls for the first-ever mid-year cuts to K-12 public schools and deepens a spending decline for the state’s colleges and universities. He recommends a $1.21 billion general fund ...

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Tax law change could net $500K from out-of-state business execs (access required)

The Idaho Tax Commission presented a bill Jan. 14 that it estimates could bring in at least $500,000 annually from out-of-state business executives who fail to pay income taxes they owe to the state. The House Revenue and Taxation Committee ...

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