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Wed., May 6, 2009, 2:31 p.m.

Senate Transportation clears ethanol bill

House Majority Caucus Chairman Ken Roberts, R-Donnelly, presents an ethanol bill to the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday afternoon, as part of a deal on transportation funding. (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)
House Majority Caucus Chairman Ken Roberts, R-Donnelly, presents an ethanol bill to the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday afternoon, as part of a deal on transportation funding. (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)

The Senate Transportation Committee has voted unanimously to add an amendment to HB 338, the bill eliminating the ethanol exemption from fuel tax, to direct the distribution of the funds to ITD for road maintenance. "We decided this about an hour ago," Senate Transportation Chairman John McGee, R-Caldwell, told the committee, joining House Majority Caucus Chairman Ken Roberts, R-Donnelly, in explaining the plan to the committee. Roberts presented the bill and said he was amenable to the amendment.




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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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