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Fits and starts in the Senate, and ‘a bazillion’ amendments…

Senators mill around during a delay on Tuesday afternoon (Betsy Russell)
Senators mill around during a delay on Tuesday afternoon (Betsy Russell)

The Senate was supposed to convene more than half an hour ago, to take up amendments to the House-passed transportation funding bill, HB 312. But there have been delays, fits and starts. They were in session a moment ago, but a delayed Senate Assistant Majority Leader Chuck Winder arrived in the chamber, consulted briefly with Majority Leader Bart Davis, and Davis said, "We may be changing our plans." The Senate then went back at ease.

Winder is in charge of determining whether the various amendments being proposed are in conflict are not, an exacting, detail job. Asked how many amendments to the bill are being put forth, Lt. Gov. Brad Little, president of the Senate, said, "A bazillion."



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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