Boise State political science professor Gary Moncrief calls what happened Wednesday in the Idaho Senate extraordinary. A plan approved by the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee, known as JFAC, died on a 17 to 18 vote.
“Usually, in fact almost always what goes to the floor from JFAC is accepted on the floor,” Moncrief says.
More than 20 seats changed hands in the Idaho Legislature Tuesday. Some House members made the jump to the Senate. And plenty of new faces will be in the legislature when the session starts in January.
Boise State political science professor Gary Moncrief says, despite the changes, the makeup of the House and the Senate will be pretty much the same.