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Lawmakers look ahead to political battles

 Idaho's headed for a different kind of legislative session in January, one marked less by painful budget cuts and more by political and philosophical battles, key lawmakers said Thursday; you can read my full story here at House Minority Leader John Rusche, D-Lewiston, noted that it'll be an election year, with every seat in the Legislature up for election, the filing period for legislative candidates starting right in the midst of the session and Idaho's first closed Republican primary looming in May. "I think it's going to be very disrupting," he said. "Everybody will be trying to get to the right of somebody else because of the closed Republican primary.

Idaho's legislative session starts Jan. 9.

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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