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IPEA is starting a new year (ours starts on October 1), so we decided to wipe the slate clean and start fresh. Here are articles from around the state that you should read so you have a good understanding of what is happening in Idaho state government. Enjoy!

Lewiston Tribune (Lewiston)

    March 28               Nasty, Brutish and Short.

    December 4           Jeers and Cheers

    November 23        Slush fund means never having to say you're sorry

    November 22        In Council, time is not law enforcement's friend

    November 20         Idaho state Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard is laced in venom

    November 20         Are most Idaho elk poached?

    November 19         The Butch Otter of old would not act this way

    November 5           One more legislative task force collides with reality

    November 1           Bedke's rule claims its first visible fatality

    October 21            Idaho gets one last chance to fix public defense

    October 16            Ask the Chairman - weekly Jeers and Cheers column

    October 16            Has Mike Crapo lost his soul?

    October 9              Why blame the law when the law was broken? (Interim committee about state contracts)

    October 8              In Idaho's Legislature, being pro-life stops at birth

Idaho Statesman (Boise)

    November 29         Gov Otter meets with Azerbaijan consul general

    October 23            Strong state revenues, conservative budgeting could lead to big surplus  

    October 14            Idaho Commerce Director urges "super secret" tax working group NOT to cut taxes

    October 10            How the NRA rewrote the Second Amendment

Boise Weekly

    November 3           Policy Center Director: Lawmakers Need to Scrutinize Idaho Tax Breaks

Spokesman Review (Boise-based political news by Betsy Russell, Boise journalist)   

    January 7               CEC panel wraps up hearing

    January 7               State Worker pay hearing (CEC)

    December 15         IPEA director, Donna Yule, asks tax working group "what programs are you going to cut?"

    November 29         Idaho ballot proposal would lower sales tax, cut exemptions

    November 23         Feds plan $1M worth of forest restoration work in northern Idaho

    November 20         Examining the four-day school week

    November 19         Former Idaho Representative Phil Hart loses his home to IRS auction

    November 17         New legislative newsletter service comes at taxpayer expense for $17,200

    November 3           Tax Working Group adjourns for day 

    October 21             The Boise attorney who could be Idaho's next federal judge: Erika Malmen

    October 15             Idaho lawmakers are trying to improve the way state contracts are awarded

    October 15             Idaho lawmakers urged to look at contract "management" rather than laws

    October 14             Idaho "Super Secret" Tax working group considering joint hearings on tax issues

    October 7               Idaho to pay out more for losing lawsuit, taxpayers are on the hook            

    October 2               "Super secret" tax working group will now go public, thanks to Idaho press

Idaho Press Tribune

    December 1           Constitutional Fund a waste

New York Times

    October 13            The Republicans' Incompetence Caucus (by Republican columnist, David Brooks)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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