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Washington and Idaho legislative primer

When the state legislatures return to session next week, both have looming issues to tackle in 2018. But with different parties in control, the priorities of the two states differ as well. Washington will focus on education funding and climate change, while Idaho is more likely to consider tax cuts and changes to health care policy.

Idaho lawmakers to convene under political spotlight

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 10:16 p.m.

Idaho’s upcoming legislative session – which kicks off Monday with third-term Gov. Butch Otter’s final State of the State address – will tackle big issues in health care, taxes, education and ethics, and it will come in one of the biggest election years the state has seen in decades.