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Senate Judiciary introduces new transportation funding bill

Finally, the Senate Judiciary Committee got the new transportation bill from Sen. Bert Brackett, Rogerson. He went over the provisions of the bill, and as soon as he’d finished, Sen. Bart Davis, R-Idaho Falls, moved to introduce the bill. Sen. Marv Hagedorn, R-Meridian, seconded the motion, and it passed on a voice vote, with Sen. Grant Burgoyne, D-Boise, asking to be recorded as voting “no.”

That clears the way for the Senate to reconvene and read the bill across the desk, assign it a bill number, and refer it to the Senate Transportation Committee for a hearing – expected still this afternoon.

After the meeting, Burgoyne told the Associated Press he voted "no" because he hasn't yet made up his mind on the bill, and has concerns about the general-fund portion, but still wants to learn more about it.

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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