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Thu., Feb. 21, 2013, 6:34 p.m.

Idaho Senate backs Otter on exchange after marathon six-hour debate

Senators Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d'Alene, left, Majority Leader Bart Davis, R-Idaho Falls, Jim Rice, R-Caldwell, and Chuck Winder, R-Boise, confer during the six-hour debate Thursday in the Idaho Senate on Gov. Butch Otter's health insurance exchange bill. (AP/Idaho Statesman / Katherine Jones)
Senators Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d'Alene, left, Majority Leader Bart Davis, R-Idaho Falls, Jim Rice, R-Caldwell, and Chuck Winder, R-Boise, confer during the six-hour debate Thursday in the Idaho Senate on Gov. Butch Otter's health insurance exchange bill. (AP/Idaho Statesman / Katherine Jones)

Here’s a link to my full story at spokesman.com on how, after a marathon six-hour debate, the Idaho Senate voted 23-12 today in favor of Gov. Butch Otter’s state health insurance exchange bill, marking a key victory for the GOP governor and sending his signature proposal of the legislative session to the House.




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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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