Legislative Update: Session Picks Up With More Public Hearings

Feb 24, 2017

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As we wrap up week seven of the 2017 Idaho Legislature, lawmakers have passed 37 bills into new laws. That number will increase dramatically in the next four weeks.

One hot button issue this week was a bill that could have had some effect on the types of gaming that Native American tribes in Idaho could offer in their casinos.

In our 2017 Weekly Legislative Update, Boise State University professor Gary Moncrief says the House State Affairs Committee spent a lot of time on this bill. He say that was a little unusual for lawmakers.

Moncrief says lawmakers next week will concentrate their attention on public hearings in committees on multiple bills.

Lawmakers are hoping to wrap up and go home next month, with a target date of March 24.

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