All but one of the House’s 18 Democrats voted against HB 256, the measure to cut state reimbursements to school districts for student busing costs. The lone exception: Rep. Mary Lou Shepherd, D-Prichard, voted for the bill. All but three of the House’s 52 Republicans voted in favor of the bill. The three exceptions: Reps. Tom Trail, R-Moscow, and Boise Republicans Lynn Luker and Cliff Bayer, whose local school district would lose nearly $1.5 million under the bill.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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