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Eye On Boise

MLK Day festivities, legislative business on tap…

There are festivities to mark the official state Martin Luther King Jr./Idaho Human Rights Day holiday on tap today, but the Legislature doesn’t take holidays, so there’s also a full day of legislative activities on the schedule. Among the most high-profile: 8th grader Ilah Hickman will get a committee hearing starting at 9 a.m. in the House State Affairs Committee on her bill to make the Idaho giant salamander the official state amphibian; and the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee begins a full week of hearings on health and human services budgets with an overview this morning from state Health & Welfare Director Dick Armstrong.

A march from Boise State University to the Capitol is set for mid-morning, followed by a rally at the state Capitol; the official commemoration of the MLK Day holiday is set for the Capitol rotunda at noon.

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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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