Just a few days remain in this year’s legislative session. If Idaho lawmakers wrap up things next week as they plan to do, it will have been a shorter, but busier session than usual. Boise State political science professor Gary Moncrief tells Samantha Wright where lawmakers are in the process and what might trip them up as they try to go home.
If you’re listening to Legislative Breakdown every week, chances are you probably also check in day-to-day to the Eye on Boise blog from the Spokesman Review. The blog is THE spot to find out what’s happening during every hour of the legislature in real time and the reporter who makes it all happen is Betsy Russell. You can find her running, literally, from committee meeting to protest to press conference, working hard to keep up. “Often, multiple things are happening at the same time.
Idaho could soon adopt its own "stand your ground" law after House lawmakers sent the bill to Governor Butch Otter’s desk Tuesday. The bill would legally protect someone who uses deadly force while defending their home, business or occupied car. That person doesn't need to know an intruder's intent before using deadly force -- even if they had entered the home or business accidentally.
So this is NOT the official forecast from @NWSBoise but they had to mention it because it COULD happen: TV: chance of several inches of wet snow after midnight tonight and lasting into mid-morning Saturday. Brr.
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