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Senate adjourns ‘til 9:30 am tomorrow after passing lots of budget bills; House is close behind

After passing lots and lots of appropriation bills, the Senate has now adjourned until 9:30 a.m. tomorrow. The House is close behind, having also passed lots and lots of budget bills; it’s now debating its final bill of the day, SB 1380, the budget bill for the state Tax Commission for next year.

UPDATE: The House has now adjourned until 9 a.m. Majority Leader Mike Moyle told the House, “We left a few bills so we have something to do in the morning; we do not have much left to do.”

In a rare move, Moyle not only declared a potential conflict of interest on the Tax Commission budget, he asked unanimous consent to be excused from voting on it, and it was granted. So he abstained from the 61-2 vote to pass that budget bill. The two "no" votes were from Reps. VanderWoude and Perry.

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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