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Senate convenes, starts work on transportation bill

The Senate has now convened. “What we’re going to do while you’re continuing to study (the bill) is we’re going to run through the different orders of business to put the legislation in the 14th Order of business,” Majority Leader Bart Davis announced. “At that point we’re going to go at ease until everybody’s comfortable with at least having had a chance to review the bill, and then we will engage on the bill, or the amendments, at that point in time.”

The Senate also will send HB 310 back to committee, he announced; that’s the bill to shift $16 million in gas tax funds that now help fund the Idaho State Police to road work instead, and also shift a portion of general funds each year. The measure narrowly passed the House, and cleared the Senate Transportation Committee earlier this week. 

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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