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Hearing wraps up; testimony was evenly split, will resume at 8:30 on Tues.

After three and a half hours of testimony this morning and another four hours tonight, the hearing on HB 2 has ended for now, just after 9 p.m. Mountain time. In all, 70 people testified over the course of the day, exactly evenly split – 35 in favor of the bill and 35 against.

House State Affairs Chairman Tom Loertscher, R-Iona, said, “It’s been very thought-provoking – it’s been outstanding.” The hearing will start back up at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

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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