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Balukoff off to hunt goose, then decide whether to aim at Otter

Boise School District Board President A.J. Balukoff said in July that he’s considering running for governor as a Democrat against two-term Republican Gov. Butch Otter next year. Balukoff tells me he’s expecting to make a decision in mid-November, after he

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Ex-Sen. Corder blasts former GOP colleague Goedde for ‘hubris’ on ed reform

Former Sen. Tim Corder, R-Mountain Home, is criticizing Senate Education Committee Chairman John Goedde, R-Coeur d’Alene, saying he displayed “wanton disregard for the public will” in helping reenact some of the anti-union measures in “Students Come First.” Though 57 percent

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Idaho Legislature quits after contentious session, revives aspect of Luna Laws

After what Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill called “a really difficult session,” the Idaho Legislature adjourned for the year late Thursday morning. The Senate came first, shortly before 11 a.m., after Hill thanked lawmakers. “You conducted yourself with dignity,

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