Sine Die Could Come This Week

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The 2011 edition of the Idaho Legislature looks like it will total about 90 days. If all goes as expected lawmakers could be packing up and heading home as early as midweek.

But no one is going anywhere until a final vote is held on budgets for K-12 public education and Medicaid. Another sure bet is a measure that will craft a new method of holding "closed" primaries in Idaho. A State Supreme Court ruling allowed the Republican party to set new rules to decide who can participate in their primaries.

Many more bills continue to be printed and introduced but a good many of them are expected to be left hanging when the legislature declares "sine die," the Latin for "without day."

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