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Lawmakers request AG’s investigation into anti-exchange robocalls

Seven Idaho lawmakers – all House freshmen – have asked the Idaho Attorney General to investigate whether robocalls by opponents of the governor’s health exchange legislation violated the Idaho Telephone Soliciation Act, reports Dan Popkey of the Idaho Statesman. Rep. Wendy Horman, R-Idaho Falls, told Popkey she received about 120 computer-generated calls on her unlisted cell phone and office phone that failed to include legally required disclosures, including the identity of the person for whom the call was made; the calls came in Saturday and Tuesday. On Wednesday, the House spent seven hours debating the bill before passing it on a 41-29 vote. Popkey reported earlier this week that the head of the Gem State Tea Party said his group was behind the calls; you can read Popkey’s full report here.

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

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