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Eye On Boise

Dems say they made a difference in this year’s session

House and Senate Democrats, in a news conference on Saturday, said they made big strides in this year’s legislative session, from pushing for investments in education to stopping moves to raises taxes for the middle-income, from passing an anti-bullying law to stopping an interstate compact on transfer of federal lands to states.

“Idaho Democratic lawmakers leave this Legislature energized and optimistic,” the Dems said in a statement. You can read their full statement here. They said they heard from Idahoans this year, including a note saying, “Thanks to the Mighty Minority.”

“Something powerful happened this year. The voice of Idahoans became stronger and Idaho Democrats listened and took their words to heart,” the lawmakers said. “As a result, we have been able to move the discussion and the majority party toward improving the lives of Idaho citizens.”

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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