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Legislative session could end today…

This year’s legislative session may well end today. “Mr. President, senators, let’s go home today,” Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis, R-Idaho Falls, told the Senate this morning. “Let’s go home today. It’s doable.” He said he’s visited with his House counterpart, House Majority Leader Mike Moyle, R-Star, and “he joins in sharing that optimism.”

The House has a considerably longer calendar to take up today, including lots of budget bills. “I’d like to try to do it today,” Moyle told Eye on Boise. “We’ll see what happens. If not, we can finish up tomorrow. We’re on track.”

Davis said the Senate will need to handle 26 or possibly 27 different pieces of legislation today to finish up. “In addition, we need to graduate our pages, we’re going to do a call of the Senate, we have a caucus meeting for the majority party planned for a short period of time.” He told senators, “If you’ll help me help you, we can save the taxpayers another nickel or two and actually sine die before our target date,” which is tomorrow. Today is the 74th legislative day of this year's session.


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

Named best state-based political blog in Idaho for 2013 by The Fix

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