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Senate unanimously passes all pieces of school budget, with no debate

Idaho state Capitol (Betsy Z. Russell)
Idaho state Capitol (Betsy Z. Russell)

With no debate and not a single “no” vote, the Senate has just passed, one after the other, all seven pieces of the public school budget, the largest single piece of Idaho’s state budget. The bills add up to a 6.8 percent increase in state funding for schools next year, but with other, follow-up measures that still are on the way, the full increase will be 7.4 percent.

The seven House-passed bills, after each notching a 35-0 Senate vote, now go to Gov. Butch Otter.

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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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