Idaho House adjourns 2012 legislative session

Idaho House adjourns 2012 legislative session
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho House of Representatives has adjourned the 2012 session after 81 days in Boise.

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BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho House has o adjourn Thursday, ending the 2012 Legislature at 81 days.

Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis informed his chamber of the plan.

That's after a key Senate committee approved a $35 million tax cut demanded by Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter.

Its fate is still to be decided on the Senate floor, as are a couple additional elements of the going-home package including rainy-day savings and an education bill that restores teacher salary funding.

That was due to be cut to pay for "Students Come First" education reforms, but lawmakers now are set to restore $35 million over the next five years.

The final day was punctuated by a brief "Occupy Boise" protest, where demonstrators were pulled from the Senate gallery and escorted from the Capitol.