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Bill to eliminate urban renewal districts killed

After two days of testimony, the House Local Government Committee voted 5-4 yesterday to kill Rep. Bob Schaefer's bill to eliminate urban renewal districts in Idaho, reports Times-News reporter Melissa Davlin; you can read her full report here. While that bill, HB 560, was dumped, the panel voted to give Rep. Ken Roberts, R-Donnelly, a chance to change his bill, HB 580, that would require urban renewal districts to get approval from two-thirds of county voters before incurring any new debt.

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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