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Tue., Feb. 28, 2012, 4 p.m.

Unanimous Senate kills wolf-kill bill after sponsor’s emotional request

Afternoon light shines through the dome of the Senate chambers on Tuesday as the Senate holds a late-afternoon session. (Betsy Russell)
Afternoon light shines through the dome of the Senate chambers on Tuesday as the Senate holds a late-afternoon session. (Betsy Russell)

Sen. Jeff Siddoway, R-Terreton, spoke emotionally to the Senate of his guard dogs being killed and torn apart by wolves. "You'll find a leg over there, the backbone over here," he said, choking up, "just literally tear 'em to pieces."

"I know there are some real reservations about what this bill would do, how it may threaten a re-listing, and I have to listen to that counsel," Siddoway said with difficulty. "And with that, Mr. President, I would ask unanimous consent that 1305 be sent back to the Resources Committee." The Senate gave its unanimous consent, then went at ease; senators are subdued and visiting quietly, and Sen. Shirley McKague, R-Meridian, spoke to Siddoway. The move means the bill is dead. You can read a full report here on the issue from Idaho Statesman reporter Rocky Barker.




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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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