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61st session of Idaho Legislature convenes

The Idaho House convenes its organizational session on Thursday, preparing for the upcoming session in January (Betsy Russell)
The Idaho House convenes its organizational session on Thursday, preparing for the upcoming session in January (Betsy Russell)

The House is on the floor, beginning its organizational session, starting with the formal election of the speaker and then swearing-in of the representatives, followed by selection of seats. The Senate hasn't started yet. Today's agenda, aside from the formalities, includes lots of behind-the-scenes negotiating as the leadership in both houses decides committee assignments and chairmanships.



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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