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Legislative session extends into Monday

Posted at 1:07 PM, Mar 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-24 15:07:38-04

Idaho's lawmakers will be back Monday to finish the session's business. 

Legislators originally hoped to wrap on Friday, March 24, but infighting in the House on Thursday threw a wrench in those plans. 

Thursday, the House passed just three bills all day.

Friday, the House passed 28 bills and killed just one before the lunch recess. The Senate adjourned before the noon hour on Friday. The Senate will reconvene at 10:00 a.m. Monday.

"This is just that time of year where the last-minute bills start getting shuffled, and the differences between the Senate and the House get all the focus," Rep. Lance Clow, R-Twin Falls said. "We're just trying to work through all that."

Lawmakers estimate it costs $30,000 a day to keep the legislature in session.