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Mon., May 4, 2009, 9:15 a.m.

Senate ‘continuing to work’

Senators gather in their chamber on Monday morning, awaiting the start of their morning session, while the House has been gone since the previous Wednesday night. (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)
Senators gather in their chamber on Monday morning, awaiting the start of their morning session, while the House has been gone since the previous Wednesday night. (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)

The Senate is assembled and ready to go this morning, but is awaiting the amendments to HB 372, the new election consolidation bill, before starting. Amending that bill is among the items on senators' agenda for their morning session today. "We're continuing to try and work," said Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis, R-Idaho Falls. Asked if he'd heard anything from his counterparts across the Capitol Annex, Davis said, "Not a word." The House is tentatively scheduled to go back into session around noon today, after unsuccessfully attempting last Wednesday night to unilaterally adjourn the legislative session. The state Constitution doesn't allow them to do that on their own; since the Senate hasn't also adjourned the session, the House must be back in session today.




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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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