Idaho House

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While many focused on the races for governor and Congress in yesterday’s primary, a big shakeup happened in eastern Idaho.

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A bill that would outlaw repeat bond elections passed the House State Affairs Committee Monday morning. It was the second time the legislation came before the panel.

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A bill that would block bond or levy proposals that fail at the ballot box from reappearing in front of voters for at least a year passed the House State Affairs Committee.

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After two days of hearings and debate about whether to pass a resolution calling for a convention to amend the United States Constitution, Idaho lawmakers took a pass on the idea.

A majority of lawmakers in the Idaho House came out in favor of issuing $90 million in bonds to construct new facilities at the Idaho National Lab.

After vigorous debate Tuesday night, House members voted 56-14 in favor of issuing the bonds for construction of a cybersecurity training center and a facility that will house a supercomputer.

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UPDATE: 3:24 p.m.: Five Idaho lawmakers surprised the House floor Monday by asking Speaker Scott Bedke to remove them from their committee assignments in a defiant act of solidarity with a female colleague recently admonished for comments on the mobility of women.

Republican Reps. Ron Nate, Priscilla Giddings, Dorothy Moon, Christy Zito, and Karey Hanks made their requests one-by-one on the House floor, sparking murmurs of surprise and criticism among some members on the floor but getting no response from Bedke.