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Balukoff: JFAC’s K-12 budget proposal falls short

A proposed 5.1 percent budget increase for public schools doesn’t go far enough, Democratic gubernatorial candidate A.J. Balukoff said Monday. A.J. Balukoff “I applaud the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee for producing a budget that goes 2 percent beyond the governor’s proposed

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Ysursa hosting public hearing on certification of new Idaho election software

Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa seeks public comment at a Sept. 18 hearing as part of the legally mandated process to certify a new vote-counting system. “Any citizen who would like to participate in the hearing process is invited

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Nonini campaigns in Post Falls School Board races

Politics is a “full-contact sport,” Republican state Sen. Bob Nonini told his hometown Coeur d’Alene Press this week. Sen. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene And at least he’s consistent in applying this principle. Last spring, when Nonini was seeking to move from the

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Initiative/referendum rewrite heads to House floor

Before the House State Affairs Committee gave party-line support to a bill tightening the initiative and referendum process Monday, the Idaho Farm Bureau’s Russ Hendricks made an interesting remark about the timing. The Farm Bureau is the lead supporter of Senate

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Hearings set next week on upgrades for Idaho election software, tabulators

Secretary of State Ben Ysursa will conduct public hearing March 14 and 15 at 8:30 a.m. to hear public input on a new software system and counting machines. The hearings will take place in the J.R. Williams Building (Hall of

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