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Eye On Boise

Packed room, no decision

After almost two hours of heated testimony and questioning, the Senate Transportation Committee decided by one vote this afternoon to delay a decision on a bill that would mandate all gasoline sold in Idaho be at least 10 percent ethanol by 2010.

On a 5-4 vote, the committee decided to continue its hearing on Feb. 10 – several people still were waiting to testify.

The proposal is being promoted by the Idaho Farm Bureau as a way to support agriculture, but Idaho’s only ethanol plant, which made ethanol from potatoes, has shut down. Others may be in the works, however.

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News, happenings and more from the Idaho Legislature and the state capital.