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How they voted…

Here’s how Idaho senators voted on SJM 101, the memorial to Congress and the U.S. Department of Justice calling for the federal government to enforce federal drug laws in all states – including those that have voted to legalize or decriminalize marijuana. The measure was defeated on a 13-21 vote; one senator, Sen. John Goedde, R-Coeur d’Alene, was absent.

Voting yes: Sens. Bair, Brackett, Cameron, Davis, Fulcher, Guthrie, Heider, Hill, Lakey, Lodge, Martin, Tippets and Winder.

Voting no: Sens. Bayer, Bock, Buckner-Webb, Durst, Hagedorn, Johnson, Keough, Lacey, McKenzie, Mortimer, Nonini, Nuxoll, Patrick, Pearce, Rice, Schmidt, Siddoway, Stennett, Thayn, Vick and Werk.

During the roll call, Sen. Les Bock, D-Boise, rose to explain his vote. “The hypocrisy and inconsistency in this bill we’re considering right now just astounds me,” he said.

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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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