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Eye On Boise archive for Dec. 7, 2006

THURSDAY, DEC. 7, 2006

Senate: 'We're organized'

Idaho’s state Senate has finished assigning chairmanships and committee memberships and adjourned its organizational session. The House, on the other hand, still has to come back tomorrow to finish the job. In the final list in the Senate, new Sen. Jim Hammond, R-Post Falls, ended...

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Putting together the puzzle

It’s hurry up and wait at the Statehouse today, as legislative leaders puzzle over how to fit together the jigsaw of committee assignments and chairmanships. The House has adjourned until 8 a.m. tomorrow, admitting it won’t get it done today, but the Senate is still...

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Taking the seats of power

Newly elected (or re-elected) state lawmakers took their oaths of office this morning, and then launched right into the nitty-gritty of legislative politics – jockeying for committee assignments and chairmanships. That will last for hours, and possibly into tomorrow. But first, in the House, came...

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'We don't have a lady this year'

House Republicans generally praised all their leadership candidates last night after the votes were taken for remaining civil. Rep. Marge Chadderdon, R-Coeur d’Alene, complimented the GOP leadership hopefuls for remaining "gentlemen," then added wistfully, "I can say 'gentlemen.' We don't have a lady this year."...

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