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Idaho lawmakers start second day of special session on virus

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Posted at 9:03 AM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 14:01:12-04

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho lawmakers have started the second day of a special session called by Republican Gov. Brad Little to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

Lawmakers gathered Tuesday at the Idaho Statehouse following a chaotic first day where angry protesters forced their way into the Idaho House gallery that had limited seating due to the virus. Lawmakers are looking at changes to election laws to smooth voting in November.

Lawmakers are also considering changes to liability laws they say are needed to protect businesses, schools and government agencies from lawsuits by people who get COVID-19.