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Thu., Feb. 28, 2013, 3:03 p.m.

First heavy-trucks bill passes, to extend southern Idaho pilot project

Sen. Chuck Winder, R-Boise, moved to send SB 1064 – the bill to extend the heavy-trucks pilot project in southern Idaho – to the full Senate with a recommendation that it “do pass.” Sen. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint, said, “I commend the group, the 'Right Truck for Idaho,' and Mr. Smyser and Mr. Eiguren for the work that they’ve done. In my time, my 17 years here, I think we got a heavy-truck bill every other year.” She commended the two lobbyists for “doing this in the right way – they built a coalition,” and worked with communities and industries “from top to bottom and bottom to top.” She said, “They also at the same time understood the needs in the north, and so I’ll be supporting this motion.”

 The motion then passed on a voice vote.

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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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