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Who won the stare-down

For the last two days in JFAC, there have been long waits before anyone made a motion, as backers of competing budget plans for public schools and higher education vied for strategic advantage by hoping someone else’s motion would be made first – because the last motion made is voted on first. That means if it passes, the first (or second) motion might never get considered. Yesterday, committee members referred to the maneuvering as everything from a “tap dance” to a “stare-down.” Today, no one wanted to make the first motion on funding colleges and universities. Click below to see what happened.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

Named best state-based political blog in Idaho for 2013 by The Fix

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