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Department asks for more time in IEN repayment

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Posted at 11:17 AM, Apr 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-06 13:17:15-04

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- The head of Idaho's Department of Administration says he's requesting more time to decide if the agency will try to recover money paid out under the illegal $60 million broadband contract.

In early March, the Idaho Supreme Court agreed that a statewide contract for broadband in public schools was void. The justices said the law required the state to try to recover the money already paid out under the voided contract, but held off from officially ordering state officials to seek repayment.

The court also did not say when the state should collect those repayments.

Spokeswoman Diane Blume said Tuesday that Attorney General Wasden asked the department to submit a decision by April 6.

However, Blume says that Director Bob Geddes is still reviewing the ruling.