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Republicans kill bill co-sponsored by Democrat after full reading

The House has voted 52-15 to kill SB 1080a, on early childhood and early intervention; only the House's 13 Democrats and two Republicans, Reps. Nesset and Trail, voted in favor of the bill. There was no debate; the vote appeared to be in retaliation for Democrats' forcing full reading of bills - including this one, which stretched for 14 pages and had earlier passed the Senate on a 27-8 vote. A noticeably upset Rep. Phylis King, D-Boise, the House sponsor of SB 1080a, then voted "no" on the motion to adjourn for the night; she co-sponsored the bill with GOP Sen. Tim Corder, R-Mountain Home.

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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