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Tempers flare in Senate

Tempers flared in the Senate just now, as Sen. Dick Sagness, D-Pocatello, was gaveled down mid-debate on HB 374, the virtual education bill. Sagness, speaking against the bill, addressed its Senate sponsor, Senate Education Chairman John Goedde, R-Coeur d’Alene, and said, “You said on the floor, good senator…” at which Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis rose to object, and Senate President Pro-Tem Bob Geddes cut Sagness off with a sharp rap of his gavel. “You do not lecture,” Davis admonished Sagness. “You’re way out of line.” He told Sagness the Senate would take a three- to five-minute break so Sagness could “compose” himself, to which Sagness responded, “I’m perfectly composed. You’ve never seen me out of composure. If you saw me out of composure, you’d know it.” The Senate is now in recess.

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

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