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Every Idaho taxpayer would need to pony up almost $3,000 to pay off the state government’s debts, as of two years ago, according to a new study that compares debt across the American states.  Idaho ranks above the national average in the amount of debt per taxpayer, but trails neighboring Wyoming and Utah, which both have a surplus, as well…

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…

Some elected officials in Idaho are spending thousands of taxpayer dollars on memberships in professional associations, IdahoReporter.com has learned through a series of records requests. Staffers associated with the elected officials, including Gov. Butch Otter, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna, and Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, among others, say that the memberships are beneficial to the state and taxpayers because…

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 a health insurance exchange, a government-run system that would help businesses and individuals compare and buy insurance plans. On Wednesday,…