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Last time Senate rejected a governor’s F&G nominee: 1974

The last time an Idaho governor’s appointee to the Fish & Game Commission was rejected by the Senate was in 1974, when Robert Thomas of Coeur d’Alene, who had been appointed by then-Gov. Cecil Andrus, was voted down as senators labeled him an “extreme environmentalist.” Every appointee since then – in nearly four decades – has been confirmed. 

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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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