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Idaho education — and Uncle Sam’s funding role

Idaho schools landed on an unenviable Top 5 list this week. The Pew Charitable Trusts ranked Idaho among the five states most vulnerable to mandatory federal budget cuts — better known in the political vernacular as “sequestration.” Joining Idaho on this list

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Posted in The EDge

Friday’s show: Sequestration city

We don’t know if Congress and the president will cut a deal yet to avoid the series of automatic spendign cuts called the “sequester,” but we know either way, Idaho is going to see some effects in the long term.

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Idaho’s Labrador to talk budget, immigration in Wednesday online news conference

Idaho’s sophomore Republican Rep. Raul Labrador continues the “Conversations with Conservatives” series Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. MST. Viewers can watch the hour-long live-streamed event, which will be held in the Rayburn House Office Building. Labrador and other lawmakers popular with the

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Posted in Idaho Politics

Budget cuts will force later opening at Yellowstone

Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner, in his talk at the James and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy symposium on the debt Tuesday, recalled the movie Blazing Saddles as he talked about what Congress did to itself with the upcoming

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Posted in Letters from the West

Park Service memo reveals depth of budget cuts

The effects of the so-called sequestration budget cuts on the federal government are revealed in a Jan. 25 memo to National Park Service staff written by Park Service Director Jon Jarvis. The memo, obtained by the Coalition of National Park

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