Session takes a toll on Idaho legislators; lawmakers’ ‘passion projects’ bring heartache and sleepless nights

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Here’s an article from the Lewiston Tribune, via the AP Member Exchange: By William L. Spence, Lewiston Tribune BOISE, Idaho (AP) — She can't let it go. Three weeks after her domestic violence bill failed on a 39-31 vote, Rep. Melissa Wintrow, D-Boise, still wakes up at night wondering what she could have done differently. "I was devastated," Wintrow said. "I thought I had the votes." Wintrow collapsed a day after the House debate, too ill to leave home. She missed the next several days as well. She's not alone. Several other lawmakers took emotional beatings after pouring their hearts into bills that failed to advance during the 2018 session. Long after the Legislature adjourns for the year, they'll still be obsessing over what happened, trying...

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Session takes a toll on Idaho legislators; lawmakers’ ‘passion projects’ bring heartache and sleepless nights

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