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Legislature convenes, State of State on tap

Senators enter the House chamber for the annual State of the State address (Betsy Russell)
Senators enter the House chamber for the annual State of the State address (Betsy Russell)

The House and Senate have now convened, in advance of Gov. Butch Otter's annual "State of the State" and budget message to a joint session of the Legislature, which will occur in the House chambers. The governor's speech, laying out his agenda for the legislative session that starts today, is scheduled for 1 p.m. Mountain time (noon Pacific). Here, senators file into the House chamber for the joint session.

I will be attempting to llive-blog the speech, but there are serious problems with the public WiFi system in the Statehouse today that may make that effort more difficult; I'll play it by ear. A note on the time stamps on these blog posts: They are in Pacific time, where my newspaper's servers are located. So, despite what the time stamps show, these items will not be posted an hour before they happen; the time just shows an hour earlier than the local Mountain time in Boise. You can watch the speech live here.



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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