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Agency requests more time on broadband repayment decision

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.

Department of Administration spokeswoman Diane Blume said Tuesday that Attorney General Lawrence Wasden asked the department to submit a decision by April 6.

However, Blume says that...