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Idaho Legislature at a standstill; adjournment delayed

Posted at 4:56 PM, Mar 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-23 19:13:04-04

Idaho lawmakers are currently in a standstill after Republican infighting stopped both chambers from moving forward on any major legislative action.

On Thursday, House members only had passed just three bills over the course of eight hours. That's because leadership kept putting the House “at ease” -- after the most conservative members kept requesting that legislation be read at length. The House GOP then decided to caucus, meeting for several hours privately.

Meanwhile, in the Senate, lawmakers managed to complete the majority of their business, leaving them waiting on the House to send over major pieces of legislation.

Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis says the delays mean the Legislature will no longer adjourn on Friday, but sometime next week.

(by Associated Press)