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It's A Wrap For Idaho 2014 Legislative Session

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By Andrew Reed

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) It's a wrap for the Idaho legislative session this year.

It was a busy session for lawmakers at the statehouse.

This year the senate and house helped advance the public school budget, a tax incentive bill to draw businesses to Idaho, the agriculture security bill and many others.

"We accomplished quite a bit. We were able to do some pay raises for teachers and state employees. We also set a good education budget that I think schools and Universities will be pleased with,” said Rep. Stephen Hartgen.

Lawmakers moved through a few controversial issues, the ag gag bill and guns on Idaho college campuses.

"It's probably best if people take a deep breath here and make sure they look carefully at what the real impacts are on the guns on campus bill. I don't think that will be as damaging as what some people were concerned,” said Rep. Hartgen.

Now that the session is over many lawmakers plan to focus on their campaigns.

The primary election is May 20, 2014.


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