Syringa lawsuit fails second time around

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Syringa Networks, a group of Idaho telecommunications companies, lost in court again with its lawsuit against the state of Idaho.  Syringa sued the Department of Administration over the award of a contract to build a broadband…

No vetoes from Otter this year

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Idaho Gov. Butch Otter did not pull out his veto pen to reject legislation from lawmakers this year.  He accepted all 359 measures from the Legislature.  It’s the first time since 2006 that a governor hasn’t…

IEN oversight headed to Otter

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The Idaho Senate Monday approved creating broader oversight for the Idaho Education Network (IEN), which provides high-speed Internet access and more course options to public schools.  The legislation would shift control from the Department of Administration…

Idaho Education Network funding gets House approval

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An Internet-based education system that sponsors say is responsible for recent increases in concurrent enrollment programs has received funding to continue its operations. The Idaho Education Network (IEN) is the culmination of the state’s efforts to…