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There’s no deal

House GOP leaders return from a meeting with the governor Wednesday, without a deal on transportation funding. (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)
House GOP leaders return from a meeting with the governor Wednesday, without a deal on transportation funding. (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)

House and Senate leaders have emerged from a lengthy meeting with the governor, but there's no deal. "We had good discussions," said Speaker Lawerence Denney. "The bottom line is he still wants gas tax, and the bottom line is we can't deliver it." So, Denney said, the House now plans to adjourn for the session today - even knowing that it'll have to, by constitutional requirement, be back in three days if the Senate doesn't follow suit. "That's still our intention, yes," Denney said. "There's no indication that we won't have to come back."



Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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