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Stage set for HB 2 vote this morning…

Crowd filters in for Thursday morning's vote on HB 2 (Betsy Russell)
Crowd filters in for Thursday morning's vote on HB 2 (Betsy Russell)

People are filtering in to the Lincoln Auditorium in the Capitol this morning for the House State Affairs Committee meeting; the panel is scheduled to vote on HB 2 after three days of hearings. Monday through Wednesday, 190 people testified on the bill, 134 in favor, 54 against, and two neutral. The bill would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in housing, employment or public accommodations.




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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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