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Eye On Boise archive for Dec. 4, 2014

THURSDAY, DEC. 4, 2014

House names five new committee chairs

Here are the new House committee chairs: Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, will chair the Business Committee, succeeding retired Rep. Frank Henderson, R-Post Falls. Rep. Jeff Thompson, R-Idaho Falls, will chair the Environment, Energy & Technology Committee, formerly chaired by Rep. Dell Raybould, who will…

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Dean Mortimer (Betsy Russell)

New Senate education chair: Mortimer 

Sen. Dean Mortimer, R-Idaho Falls, will be the new chairman of the Senate Education Committee. “That’s what I’ve been asked to do,” said Mortimer, who also will continue to serve on the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee. Mortimer replaces longtime Chairman John Goedde, R-Coeur d’Alene, who was…

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Idaho senators visit with Secretary of State Ben Ysursa before the start of the Senate's organizational session on Thursday (Betsy Russell)

Senate, House convening organizational sessions 

Both the Senate and the House are convening their organizational sessions this morning, with the first order of business the swearing-in of all the state lawmakers. The Senate is planning something special: Outgoing Secretary of State Ben Ysursa will administer the oath of office. "That's…

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