Stadium? Library? Idaho House debates the bigger issue

House Bill 217 would require a public vote when urban renewal district money is used on projects. It passed the House and goes to the Senate.
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House Bill 217 would require a public vote when urban renewal district money is used on projects. It passed the House and goes to the Senate.

Reporter John Sowell has worked for the Statesman since 2013. He covers business and growth issues. He grew up in Emmett and graduated from the University of Oregon.

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Hayley covers local government for the Idaho Statesman with a primary focus on Boise. Previously, she worked for the Salisbury Daily Times, the Hartford Courant, the Denver Post and McClatchy’s D.C. bureau. Hayley graduated from Ohio University with degrees in journalism and political science.

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