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In 35 years, just 6 special sessions in Idaho

This as Idaho awaits news from Gov. Butch Otter to call lawmakers back for a special session to address a crisis in the state’s child support enforcement system – something that must be addressed by June 12.

Boise State University Professor Emeritus Gary Moncrief tells Boise State Public Radio that Idaho is different from most states, in that here, only the governor has the authority to call a special session, and to define the subject matter lawmakers can address. “In most states, the Legislature has to call the special session, or the Legislature and the governor have to call the special session,” Moncrief said. Read more. Betsy Russell, EOB

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.