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We reported that a student at the for-profit Kaplan University had been seeking a law degree and had not been told that participation in the program would not allow him to take the bar exam in Iowa. We should have made clear that the student was enrolled in a B.A. program in paralegal studies, not in a law degree program.

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Fewer Idahoans Set Sights On M.B.A. Degrees

*We originally reported fall enrollment is down this year compared to last in Boise State University’s M.B.A. program, when in fact enrollment has increased from 119 full and part time students in 2011 to 139 full and part time students. For the fourth year in a row, the number of applicants for two-year, full-time M.B.A. […]

Idaho National Guard Activation For Wildfire Support Comes At A Cost

*StateImpact received new information this afternoon from the Idaho National Guard that the federal government will pay 100 percent of the cost to activate Idaho soldiers and airmen for support on the Trinity Ridge fire.  The federal government typically shares this cost with the state, but in this case, the federal government requested Gov. Otter […]

If Idaho Opts Out Of Medicaid Expansion, Low-Income Adults Could Be In Limbo

Last week’s Supreme Court ruling on the federal health care overhaul left states with important decisions to make.  One of the main questions is whether to go along with the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion. So far, Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter is not among the ten Republican governors swearing off the expansion.  But if Idaho […]

Gov. Otter Travels To China To Sell Idaho Products

Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter is heading to China this weekend to lead an eight-day trade mission. The governor will travel to Shanghai, Chengdu and Beijing.  His itinerary so far is vague, including only brief descriptions of daily activities.  For example: “Daily itinerary filled with company and government meetings in Chengdu  – schedule to be confirmed”

Session Wrap: The Tax Plans That Failed

The Legislature’s main duty is to create a  budget that spends less than it takes in.  Lawmakers did. They also agreed to a more than $35 million tax cut for Idaho’s top earners. They’re setting aside about $35 million for the state’s general fund reserves, and they agreed to an almost $35 million pay increase […]

Scentsy Becomes A Multimillion Dollar Business

Many Idaho companies issued a fair number of pink slips during the recession.  But Meridian-based Scentsy didn’t. Instead, the wickless-candle maker grew.  It’s ranked among the country’s most promising companies by business magazines like Forbes and  In just seven years, Scentsy has become a multimillion dollar enterprise. Selling Scentsy Maggie Clark started selling Scentsy […]

Power Brokers: Meet Five of Idaho’s Most Influential Legislators

We’ve been asking policy makers, news media and special interest groups, “Who are the Idaho legislators with the most influence?”  The list we came up with isn’t especially scientific.  But by and large, these names came up repeatedly.  That’s not surprising because each lawmaker who made our list is either a party leader or chairperson of […]

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