Sore over telemedicine abortion case, House members move against Wasden's budget, but fall short

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Rep. Priscilla Giddings, R-White Bird, made an unsuccessful motion in the House today to reconsider SB 1158, the Idaho Attorney General’s budget, which had passed the House earlier this morning on a 40-30 vote and headed to the governor’s desk. “I think there’ a couple things that we can fix to clean it up quite quickly,” Giddings told the House. “I think the body should hear it.” Her motion failed on a narrow, 34-36 vote. Giddings said afterward that she had some technical concerns about the budget, including funding a new position out of an existing litigation fund, and she thought that could be easily fixed with an additional appropriation for the position. But that wasn’t what was on mind of many of the House members who voted against the budget...

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