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Family members of Idaho senators, including spouses, kids and grandkids, watched eagerly on Thursday from the fourth-floor gallery as the senators chose their new seats in the chamber.  (Betsy Russell)
Family members of Idaho senators, including spouses, kids and grandkids, watched eagerly on Thursday from the fourth-floor gallery as the senators chose their new seats in the chamber. (Betsy Russell)

The Senate gallery had eager onlookers this morning, watching as senators picked their new seats in the Senate chamber - many were family members of the senators, including spouses, kids and grandkids. After seat selection and other formalities were done, the Senate recessed until 3 p.m. to allow time for committee assignments. Senators were asked to stay close so they could be found and called into leadership offices as that progresses. Meanwhile, the House has gone at ease at the call of the chair, which means it could go back into session at any time to announce committee assignments and chairmanships, though that's not likely to happen before late afternoon. House Speaker Lawerence Denney said he expects the process to be completed today, rather than stretching into tomorrow.



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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