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Eye On Boise archive for Dec. 6, 2012

THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012

Senators look at posted lists of committee assignments for the upcoming legislative session (Betsy Russell)

Lots of new faces on Senate Finance... 

The Senate Finance Committee, the Senate half of the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee, will have a high number of new members in the coming session. Among them: Sens. Steve Vick, R-Dalton Gardens; Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood; Cliff Bayer, R-Boise; Dan Johnson, R-Lewiston; Steven Thayn, R-Emmett; Dan Schmidt,…

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Senate names committee chairs, members

Though the House is still working, the Senate has settled on its committee assignments and chairmanships, and will convene at 3 p.m. to formalize that. New committee chairs are Sen. Steve Bair, R-Blackfoot, Agriculture; Sen. John Tippets, R-Montpelier, Commerce; Sen. Lee Heider, R-Twin Falls, Health…

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Outgoing Idaho House Speaker Lawerence Denney swears in new Speaker Scott Bedke on Thursday (Betsy Russell)

Denney swears Bedke in as speaker

It fell to outgoing House Speaker Lawerence Denney this morning to call for the motions for nomination for speaker of the House, knowing that it won't be for him. Majority Leader Mike Moyle formally nominated new Speaker Scott Bedke, and Minority Leader John Rusche seconded…

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Just a reporter, not a time traveler... 

I understand there was some consternation last night that I was posting some legislative caucus election results before those votes had even occurred. That would indeed have been quite a feat. Alas, I am not a time traveler. Here's the explanation: My newspaper's servers are…

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