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Eye On Boise

Special session is under way

It was well after 8 a.m. by the time the House finally got rolling this morning – the House chaplain got stuck in traffic – but nevertheless, Speaker Bruce Newcomb started off the day with, “The hour of 8 a.m. having arrived…” Both houses went into session and went through the formalities before breaking, the House to await the 9 a.m. meeting of the Rev & Tax Committee on the governor’s tax legislation, the Senate for a State Affairs Committee hearing to confirm Mark Ricks as lieutenant governor. Ricks was there, presiding over the Senate in his new role for the first time.

There’s already a large crowd spilling out of the House Rev & Tax Room, where half of one of the three rows of seating has been blocked off, reserved for the committee chair’s family members.

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