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“Every business owner and would-be business owner in Idaho needs to be made aware,” says a former state legislator. “Our government is on its way to becoming the largest real estate agent in the state.” The warning comes from Bob Forrey, a former member of the Idaho House of Representatives in the mid-1980s. Forrey has assumed a “watchdog” role in…

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 of Public Instruction Tom Luna, Controller Donna Jones, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and Secretary of State Ben Ysursa, unanimously approved…

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 Guardian, wondered in his article if the state is getting into the restaurant business. “Not satisfied with the controversial ownership…