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Building sale forces 3 state agencies to find new home

Three state agencies currently face a housing crisis after being alerted that owners of their Boise building have accepted an offer from St. Luke's Health System.

The pending sale has sparked pleas from state officials that Idaho lawmakers find a better long-term solution for state employee office space, rather than subjecting state taxpayer money to continual and pricey moves.

"Every time we renew a lease, the lease goes up," said Idaho Department of Administration Director Bob Geddes, while alerting state budget writers of the building purchase on Wednesday.

In total, the Idaho State Tax Commission, the Department of Fish and Game and the Department of...