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Wed., March 20, 2013, 3:03 p.m.

Senate convenes, Republicans go to caucus, charter bill amendments on tap…

The Senate has convened, then gone at ease for a majority party caucus. When it returns, Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis said the Senate will go into its 14th Order and amend the bills that are awaiting amendments there. Those include the two controversial charter school funding bills, HB 206, to tap the public school budget to fund charter school buildings; and HB 221, to allow public or private colleges and non-profit corporations to set up new state-funded charter schools.

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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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