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The results of this year’s Idaho legislative session…

Idaho’s state Capitol, shown on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, as lawmakers worked to finish their 2018 legislative session. (Betsy Z. Russell / The Spokesman-Review)
Idaho’s state Capitol, shown on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, as lawmakers worked to finish their 2018 legislative session. (Betsy Z. Russell / The Spokesman-Review)

Here’s a link to my full Sunday story wrapping up this year’s legislative session, a jam-packed, 80-day session that saw major tax cuts enacted and a $100 million boost to education funding, but also left unaddressed, for the sixth straight year, the state’s health coverage gap that’s leaving up to 62,000 Idahoans without options for care. And here’s a link to my sidebar, on which is headlined, “Huckleberry pie, Sharia law and CBD oil: Proposals in the Idaho Legislature that had steam but went cold.” It’s about legislative proposals that made a big splash early in this year’s Idaho legislative session, only to quietly fade away later, and never become law.



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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