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Elections: Wasden, Troupis spar on K-12 funding issue

Chris Troupis argues a point at Monday’s City Club of Boise forum, while incumbent Attorney General Lawrence Wasden listens at right. At left is forum moderator Jim Weatherby. Asked about school budgets — and whether the state’s funding efforts pass

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‘Reasonable’ Republican PAC targets five North Idaho incumbents

A group of North Idaho businesspeople who founded a PAC to support “reasonable” Republicans in 2012 has upped the ante in 2014 by targeting five tea-party friendly GOP lawmakers in the May primary. In 2012, the North Idaho Republican Political

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Fulcher: Wasden’s right, investigate Prisongate despite Otter’s objection

A week after Gov. Butch Otter rebuffed Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden’s call for a criminal investigation into understaffing at the for-profit Idaho Correctional Center, Senate Majority Caucus Chairman Russ Fulcher issued a statement backing Wasden. Fulcher, R-Meridian, is seeking

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Issues in Fulcher-Otter race set up prospect of Idaho tea party ticket

Senate Majority Caucus Chairman Russ Fulcher completed his listening tour last week, but began this week in campaign mode on the tea party circuit. Though Fulcher, R-Meridian, hasn’t yet said whether his exploratory effort will turn into the real thing

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A.G.: School boards can likely impose contract terms

As school districts and local teachers’ unions try to reach contract agreements by a July 1 deadline, the law appears to give management an upper hand. Attorney General Lawrence Wasden Districts probably can issue teacher contracts based on their last

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Idaho Attorney General Wasden presses to hire in-house lawyers

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden told the Legislature’s budget committee Tuesday morning that spendy outside attorneys received about $6.5 million last year because Wasden doesn’t have authority to spend more on hiring his own staff. Wasden said outside counsel make

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