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New West Roundup for April 17, 2017

bears ears

Today in New West news: House Dems share documents about Bears Ears designation, Gallatin County fields mail ballot questions, Bozeman’s Zoot plans Billings expansion, and a Wyoming carbon tax?

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Idaho House Democrats Walk Out of Session

The Associated Press and KTVB, Boise's NBC affiliate, just reported that Idaho House Democrats walked out of a floor session at the Statehouse this afternoon in protest over Speaker Lawerence Denney's failure to make a key committee appointment. With six additional members of the House Democratic Caucus, a third seat on the key Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee (JFAC, called "Jay-fak"), which develops the state budget, seemed sure. But Denney did not appoint another Democrat when handing out committee assignments. Updates to this story will be posted as they become available. Photo courtesy of Julie Fanselow.

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