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Senate adjourns for day, lays out plans for Thurs., Fri. and Monday…

The Senate has now adjourned to 10 a.m. tomorrow, and Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis, R-Idaho Falls, offered this road map for the next five days: “Tomorrow we will come in, by coming in at 10, it accommodates a bill signing that I think several of you have an interest in at 9. So we want to be respectful to that interest.”

Tomorrow, he said, Senate will handle SB 1179 and HB 309, which it put off today. “The majority party will have a caucus tomorrow morning,” Davis said. “Then there will be afternoon committees, I understand, at least one or two, today and tomorrow. Friday, we will come in at 9 a.m. The majority party will not be having a caucus meeting on Friday as we have done this session. We intend to run a relatively short calendar on Friday, and then we will adjourn ‘til Monday at 1:30 p.m. That will be, we hope, as sensitive as we can be to your travel plans through this Easter weekend.”

Senate Finance Chairman Dean Cameron, R-Rupert, announced that the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee will meet tomorrow morning at 8, “to handle a couple of items,” but won’t hold an early-morning work session before that.

With that, the Senate adjourned. The House is still in session; it’s debating HJM 12, the new version of the non-binding memorial about human rights and religious freedom in Turkey.



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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