Eye On Boise

Senate takes time out for both parties to caucus after marijuana votes

After its vote on the two anti-marijuana resolutions, the Senate went at ease and members milled around for some time; then the Senate reconvened and immediately went at ease again for a majority party caucus. GOP Caucus Chairman Russ Fulcher, R-Meridian, said the topic was the two just-voted-on marijuana resolutions. “What we wanted to do was make sure everyone understood the two different bills,” he said, “because to the casual observer, it looked like we disagreed with ourselves.” Fulcher said GOP leaders wanted to stress that the majority party opposes legalization of marijuana, which was reflected in its strong vote in favor of SCR 112; its objections to the second measure, SJM 101, centered on states’ rights, not marijuana. That second measure was killed on a 13-21 vote.

Senate Democrats also went into caucus, just for “general discussion.” Minority Leader Michelle Stennett, D-Ketchum, said the minority had planned a caucus discussion today anyway, and just took advantage of the time the majority was in caucus to hold closed-door discussions of its own.




You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Eye On Boise
Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Russell covers Idaho news from the state capitol in Boise and writes the Eye on Boise blog.

Follow Betsy online:








Sections


Profile

Contact the Spokesman

Main switchboard:
(509) 459-5000
Customer service:
(800) 338-8801
Newsroom:
(509) 459-5400
(800) 789-0029
Back to Spokesman Mobile