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House Dems, Senate GOP hold caucuses

Senate Republicans caucused for about half an hour today, and House Democrats for an hour. GOP senators had Senate Finance Chairman Dean Cameron give an update on state revenues and the governor's budget recommendation. "This is the first opportunity we've had to give the full caucus an update," said Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis, R-Idaho Falls. The numbers didn't include December figures, he said; the group ran out of time and will re-gather in closed caucus again Friday to allow time for questions. House Democrats spent most of their closed-door caucus on administrative and protocol issues regarding how they'll run their newly closed caucus meetings, according to Caucus Chairman Bill Killen, D-Boise. "We had a big difference of opinion on virtually every topic that came up, so nothing has changed," Killen said. The Dems also discussed national politics, the Massachusetts election results, the Platform for Prosperity and legislation in the works from individual members, Killen said.

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