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Idaho treasurer appeals district court's office space ruling

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Posted at 4:48 PM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 18:52:55-04

BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho state treasurer is appealing a district court ruling ordering her to vacate her office on the first floor of the Statehouse.

Treasurer Julie Ellsworth on Tuesday filed a notice of appeal with the Idaho Supreme Court. The district court in July sided with Republican House Speaker Scott Bedke and Republican Senate Pro Tem Brent Hill in a civil lawsuit. They want to make room for more House members and staff offices.

The court ruling cited a 2007 law allowing the Legislature to decide what is done with the first, third, and fourth floors of the building.