In a tough spot, Otter, others hand $6 million deal to untested firm

Dustin Hurst Headlines

Put in a tough position Tuesday at the Board of Examiners meeting, Gov. Butch Otter and his colleagues did the best they could. The best they could, though, means an untested software firm will receive a $6 million contract from the state. The Board of Examiners, overseer of some of the state’s financial matters, voted Tuesday to give Tegrit Software …

Otter promises more use of troubled workforce subsidy program

Dustin Hurst Headlines, Uncategorized

[post_thumbnail]Rep, Lawerence Denney, R-Midvale, says the state should not put itself “in the business of helping one business over another.” Gov. Butch. Otter promised this year that the state will ramp up its efforts to draw businesses to Idaho using subsidy programs, the announcement coming after some lawmakers called for a review of how the state hands out dollars to …

Federal lands transfer hearing draws seven hours of pro/con testimony

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff Headlines, Uncategorized

If the Idaho Legislature Federal Lands Interim Committee wanted citizen input on transferring federal lands control in Idaho to the state, it received an earful Monday at a Boise hearing that took nearly seven hours. At issue was a discussion on the possibility of the state securing control of the approximately 32 million acres of land within Idaho that are …

Senate committee approves resolutions for Idaho to take control of federal lands

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff Headlines

[post_thumbnail]Rep. Lawerence Denney presents HCR 21 and HCR 22 in the Senate State Affairs Committee. A Senate committee has approved legislative proposals that would seek to enable Idaho to take control of more than 60 percent of land within the state, land that is currently under federal government control. “This is a discussion that we need to start,” said Rep. …

Idaho committees hear presentation on state assuming control over federal lands

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff Headlines

[post_thumbnail] Utah Rep. Ken Ivory speaks to a joint session of the Idaho House and Senate Resources and Conservation Committees. Rep. Judy Boyle, R-Midvale, was among the legislators who participated in a rare, joint session of both the Idaho House and Senate Resources and Conservation Committees on Monday, discussing how Idaho might assume control of otherwise federally controlled land. She …