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Second piece of energy compromise clears Senate committee on 6-3 vote

Sen. John McGee, R-Caldwell, has moved to send the second piece of the energy compromise, HB 347, to the full Senate with a recommendation that it "do pass." McGee said in the past hour and a half, he's heard "compelling" testimony on both sides of the issue, but said, "I think this is good for our long-term energy policy." Sen. Elliot Werk, D-Boise, seconded the motion, but said he wouldn't support further extensions of the renewable energy tax rebate beyond 2014. The motion passed on a 6-3 vote, and committee Chairman Joe Stegner, R-Lewiston, said, "I think it was a fine hearing." He was among the three "no" votes, along with Sens. Tim Corder, R-Mountain Home, and Diane Bilyeu, D-Pocatello.



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