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Thu., Dec. 6, 2012, 9:06 a.m.

House applauds Denney, sets to work on new order

The Idaho House applauds outgoing Speaker Lawerence Denney, seated at left (Betsy Russell)
The Idaho House applauds outgoing Speaker Lawerence Denney, seated at left (Betsy Russell)

Before the House recessed subject to the call of the chair, House Minority Leader John Rusche, D-Lewiston, stood and said, "I'd like to take this opportunity on behalf of myself and my caucus to offer my respects and thanks to the former speaker for the service he gave the House of Representatives." The House then gave outgoing Speaker Lawerence Denney a standing ovation; he stayed in his seat, emotions playing on his face.

New Speaker Scott Bedke said he hopes to wrap up the business of committee assignments and chairmanships today, but it could go into tomorrow.




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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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