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Idaho Land Board deems legislation to limit its authority unconstitutional

Earlier this week on a 66-3 vote, the Idaho House approved House Bill 495, legislation to stop the Idaho Land Board, which manages the state’s endowment lands and assets, from purchasing and running businesses. The legislation would also force the … Continue reading

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Land Board does not back away in new plan from controversial investment practice

The Land Board, a five-member panel charged with managing the state’s endowment lands, has approved an investing practice that lead some to believe the government is hurting private businesses. At a December meeting, the board, consisting of Gov. Butch Otter, Superintendent … Continue reading

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In 2012, lawmakers will again try to prevent state from buying commercial businesses

Two state lawmakers are still hoping they can put the Idaho Land Board out of business for good. Reps. Grant Burgoyne, D-Boise, and John Vander Woude, R-Nampa, says they will again pitch a bill next year to prevent the Land … Continue reading

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Land Board looking for manager to oversee construction of brewery in downtown Boise

The Idaho Department of Lands, working in accordance with the Land Board, is looking for a construction manager to oversee the building of a restaurant and brewery in downtown Boise, the Boise Guardian reported Sunday. Dave Frazier, the man behind the … Continue reading

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With Ysursa’s support, Land Board stands firm on purchase of storage business

Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna is on record with IdahoReporter.com, through his communication director, that he wants the Idaho Land Board to explore selling a commercial storage facility in Boise. To make that happen, he would need the support … Continue reading

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Luna reverses take on state-owned storage company; Wasden, Jones stay the course

Should state government be in the business of competing with private business? That question is part of on an ongoing debate about the Idaho Land Board and its role in making money for Idaho schools and other budget items.  The … Continue reading

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Lawmakers approve using federal health care reform money for insurance exchange

Idaho budget writers Wednesday approved letting a state agency spend money from the federal government for the planning stages of part of the federal health care reform. The Idaho Department of Insurance has a $2.5 million federal grant for planning … Continue reading

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Storage company just the beginning; Idaho has big business expansion plans

It just really rubs some people the wrong way: the idea of the state owning and operating business; the idea of tax-paying business owners squaring off against a competitor they help support. 
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Board certifies general election results, recount likely in District 18 House race (video)

It took less than 10 minutes, but the Idaho Board of Canvassers – comprised of the secretary of state, state controller, and state treasurer – Wednesday made official returns from the Nov. 2 general election. Now that results are complete, … Continue reading

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State to shell out for commercial property PR push

The state is looking to broadcast loud and clear its dealing in commercial properties with an aim to muster support for a new era of investment. On Tuesday, the state Land Board, chaired by Gov. Butch Otter, approved an $85,000 … Continue reading

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