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Hearing on House freshmen’s exchange bill delayed; the two exchange bills could be combined…

The hearing that had been set for Monday on a trailer bill proposed by 16 House GOP freshmen to require more legislative oversight in the state insurance exchange legislation has been put on hold, reports Melissa Davlin of the Times-News. House Health & Welfare Chairman Fred Wood, R-Burley, told Davlin that leadership had asked him to hold off on the hearing on HB 179 for “a day or two.” House Speaker Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, told Davlin the bill isn’t dead – the House just wants to examine whether it and SB 1042, the governor’s exchange bill that passed the Senate yesterday, should be combined into one, or left separate. You can read her full post here.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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