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Eye On Boise archive for March 28, 2018

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2018

The Idaho Senate meets on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, the final day of the annual legislative session. (Betsy Z. Russell / The Spokesman-Review)

Session wraps up on 80th day

The Idaho Legislature wrapped up an 80-day legislative session on Wednesday, opting at the end not to try to override a veto from Gov. Butch Otter, though lawmakers had remained in session for five extra days just for that purpose. Otter on Wednesday vetoed legislation…

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And then there was one…

Two of the three bills that Gov. Butch Otter indicated earlier today he had problems with have now been dealt with; Otter has allowed the non-compete bill, SB 1287a, to become law without his signature. You can read his transmittal letter here. The bill repeals…

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Senate Minority Leader Michelle Stennett, right, and House Minority Leader Mat Erpelding, left, discuss this year's legislative session on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. (The Spokesman-Review / Betsy Z. Russell)

Dems on session: 'It was entirely about politics'

House and Senate Democrats touted their legislative successes this year, but said when it came to the session’s top-tier issues – from two major tax bills to the “stand your ground” law and anti-trespassing bill – majority Republicans shunted them aside. “Democrats were completely cut…

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Update: Senate now waiting for House...

Senate Republicans wrapped up their caucus in about 15 minutes, but the Senate hasn't gone back into session; it's now waiting for the House. "We can't do anything until we know what they're going to do," said Senate President Pro-Tem Brent Hill, R-Rexburg. The Senate…

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Otter vetoes charter school administrators bill

Gov. Butch Otter has vetoed the charter school administrator certification bill, HB 566a. The amended bill passed the Senate 23-10 and the House 58-11; the original bill passed the House 49-18. The measure would set up a new certification for charter school administrators that lacks...

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