Idaho House Speaker Lawerence Denney, right, speaks to reporters at the Idaho Press Club on Tuesday; at left is Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill. (SR photo: Betsy Russell)
During today's Idaho Press Club Headliner luncheon, House Speaker Lawerence Denney was asked about the prospect of the “Add The Words” legislation coming up in the House; the Senate State Affairs Committee earlier refused, along party lines, to hold grant the bill a hearing. It would expand Idaho's Human Rights Act to bar discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Denney said, “I have not seen a bill, and I don't think that there is any change in support on the House side”/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise. More here.
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- Leaders ponder legislative turnover
- Denney on "Students Come First" change: "We may try to improve it"
- House defeats non-binding debt memorial after hour debate
- Senate endorses revised Idaho energy plan
- House votes 49-21 to exempt veterans from hunter ed requirements
- Ag budget set with one-time funding for anti-milfoil efforts
- Bill to bar F&G from regulating hunters on ATVs heads to full house
Question: What's the best/worst action taken by the Legislature or a committee today?