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Bedke re-elected speaker, Hill as Senate president pro-tem

Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill, R-Rexburg, is congratulated by Lt. Gov. Brad Little and senators of both parties after being sworn in for another term in the Senate's top leadership post. (Betsy Z. Russell)
Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill, R-Rexburg, is congratulated by Lt. Gov. Brad Little and senators of both parties after being sworn in for another term in the Senate's top leadership post. (Betsy Z. Russell)

House Speaker Scott Bedke has been re-elected speaker and sworn in to the leadership post, and the Senate has voted to re-elect Sen. Brent Hill, R-Rexburg, as Senate president pro-tem; Hill then also was sworn in and congratulated by senators of both parties.

In addition to the formal election of the top leader, this morning's business in the House includes the oaths of office for legislators, a motion to adopt temporary rules, and then the House is to go at ease for seat selection.

In the Senate, the schedule is similar, with one additional complication: A notice of contest of election filed by new Sen. Mark Nye, D-Pocatello's, Republican opponent. That's now been formally received and filed.




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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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