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Judge rules Kathy Sims should stay on ballot in her bid to return to Idaho Legislature

Less than a week after she was knocked off the ballot, former Idaho state Rep. Kathy Sims was granted another chance to return to the Legislature. First District Judge Richard S. Christensen ruled Friday that Sims, the owner of Coeur d’Alene Honda who previously served in the Legislature, should remain on the May 15 primary ballot.

Idaho House Democrats quash their own bill

BOISE – A session notable for its turmoil and unusual procedural maneuvers took another turn Wednesday, as conservative House Republicans tried to force a floor vote on a liberal Democrat’s bill – and were stymied, in part, by Democrats. The action began when Rep. Ron Nate, R-Rexburg, tried to call a bill out of the House Ways and Means Committee. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Ilana Rubel, D-Boise, would force a committee hearing on any proposal with five Republican and five Democratic co-sponsors.