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Thu., March 20, 2014, 5:23 p.m.

House kills militia amendment after vehement debate

House Speaker Scott Bedke presides over the Idaho House on the final day of the legislative session Thursday (Betsy Russell)
House Speaker Scott Bedke presides over the Idaho House on the final day of the legislative session Thursday (Betsy Russell)

Despite vehement debate in favor of it from House Majority Leader Mike Moyle, R-Star, the House has defeated SJR103a, a proposed constitutional amendment regarding militia service, on a 33-37 vote. It needed two-thirds support to pass. A laughing Moyle said afterward, "In 16 years, that's the first one I lost." The House then moved on to several other measures.

Meanwhile, senators are saying their goodbyes, including some who won't be returning next year - Sen. Russ Fulcher, R-Meridian, who is running for governor, and Sen. Les Bock, D-Boise, who is running for district judge, among them.




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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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