What's in Store for the 2013 Idaho Legislature?
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Boise Centre on the Grove
Betsy Russell, Dan Popkey, John Miller

What will lawmakers do now that voters have rejected education reforms passed by the Idaho Legislature? How might the Legislature change, now that Republican House members have rejected their three-term speaker? Will legislators reject or accept recommendations to create a state health insurance exchange and expand medical care for low-income Idahoans? Will lawmakers provide — and pay for — tax cuts for businesses? And how will the Legislature be different with a new speaker and the largest freshman class in legislative history?

Three of Idaho’s most seasoned journalists will offer their best guess on what’s ahead for the 2013 Legislature, and then take questions from the audience. City Club's annual “pundits forum” is reliably one of our most popular, best-attended forums of the year, so register early!

Betsy Z. Russell is the Boise bureau chief for The Spokesman-Review and writes the “Eye on Boise” blog. She is president of the Idaho Press Club and Idahoans for Openness in Government. She is married with two children and an avid skier and windsurfer. Dan Popkey, the Idaho Statesman’s political reporter and columnist, has covered the Legislature since 1987. His children, Challis and Nick, are students at the University of Oregon and Pitzer College, respectively. John Miller has been covering Idaho and the Legislature for The Associated Press since he arrived in Boise in 2004; his two daughters are 18 months and 4½ years old.

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