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Session wraps up on 80th day

The Idaho Senate meets on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, the final day of the annual legislative session. (Betsy Z. Russell / The Spokesman-Review)
The Idaho Senate meets on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, the final day of the annual legislative session. (Betsy Z. Russell / The Spokesman-Review)

The Idaho Legislature wrapped up an 80-day legislative session on Wednesday, opting at the end not to try to override a veto from Gov. Butch Otter, though lawmakers had remained in session for five extra days just for that purpose. Otter on Wednesday vetoed legislation to set up a new certification standard for charter school chiefs that would let them skip the educational requirements other school administrators in Idaho must achieve. You can read my full story here at spokesman.com.



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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