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Mon., March 25, 2013, 4:17 p.m.

Senate wraps up for day; charter facilities funding bill headed for amendments

The Senate has adjourned until 9:30 on Tuesday morning, but before doing so, it agreed to move two bills to the 14th Order for amendments. The bills: HB 206, the controversial charter school facilities funding bill; and HB 120a, a measure dealing with purchases of lottery tickets. Senate Education Chairman John Goedde, R-Coeur d’Alene, said of the charter bill, “We think we have consensus on a little change in language that will satisfy the concerns of the senator from 27.” That would be Senate Finance Chairman Dean Cameron, R-Rupert.

HB 120a was moved to the amending order at the request of Sen. Chuck Winder, R-Boise, who said he wanted to clarify that a customer purchasing gas, other items and a lottery ticket could pay with a credit card; Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis, R-Idaho Falls, spoke against the move, but it was approved on a divided vote. Senate Republicans also announced they’ll hold a closed-door caucus immediately after adjourning today; Senate Democrats caucused earlier today.

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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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