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New Senate committee chairs include Rice at Ag, Bair at Resources

Committee assignments in the Senate are not 100 percent done, but here’s a rundown of the new committee chairs: Sen. Jim Rice, R-Caldwell, has been tapped to chair the Senate Agriculture Committee. Sen. Steve Bair, R-Blackfoot, the former Ag chair, gets the Resources Committee, formerly chaired by Sen. Monty Pearce, R-New Plymouth, who was defeated in the GOP primary last May. And, as noted below, Sen. Dean Mortimer is the new Education chairman. All other Senate committee chairmanships are unchanged from last year.

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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