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In this seasonal, weekly podcast, we break down the Idaho Legislature so you don't have to. We dig into what's happening, drill down into the why and find out how it affects you. The Legislature makes the laws, controls the money and creates the rules that govern life in Idaho. Each Friday, we ask these questions: What just happened? How does it affect your life? Join Boise State Political Science Professor Gary Moncrief and Boise State Public Radio's Samantha Wright as they break down Idaho's Legislature.

In this seasonal, weekly podcast, we break down the Idaho Legislature so you don't have to. We dig into what's happening, drill down into the why and find out how it affects you. The Legislature makes the laws, controls the money and creates the rules that govern life in Idaho. Each Friday, we ask these questions: What just happened? How does it affect your life? Join Boise State Political Science Professor Gary Moncrief and Boise State Public Radio's Samantha Wright as they break down Idaho's Legislature.
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In this seasonal, weekly podcast, we break down the Idaho Legislature so you don't have to. We dig into what's happening, drill down into the why and find out how it affects you. The Legislature makes the laws, controls the money and creates the rules that govern life in Idaho. Each Friday, we ask these questions: What just happened? How does it affect your life? Join Boise State Political Science Professor Gary Moncrief and Boise State Public Radio's Samantha Wright as they break down Idaho's Legislature.

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Episode 13: Going Home And What Didn't Get Done

3/30/2018
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After 80 days of wrangling, bargaining and lawmaking, Idaho’s 2018 legislative session wrapped up this week. We take a look at what didn’t get done during the session and why. Lawmakers failed to take up a health care bill, continued to ignore the Add the Words campaign and didn’t reconsider a grocery tax repeal.

Duration:00:13:54

Episode 12: Failing To Make Soup Out Of The Idaho Health Care Plan

3/23/2018
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Despite a lot of cooking this session, the Idaho Legislature failed to make “soup” out of Governor Butch Otter’s health care bill.

Duration:00:14:20

Episode 11: Blogging The News At The Idaho Legislature

3/15/2018
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If you’re listening to Legislative Breakdown every week, chances are you probably also check in day-to-day to the Eye on Boise blog from the Spokesman Review. The blog is THE spot to find out what’s happening during every hour of the legislature in real time and the reporter who makes it all happen is Betsy Russell. You can find her running, literally, from committee meeting to protest to press conference, working hard to keep up. “Often, multiple things are happening at the same time. On...

Duration:00:16:19

Episode 10: Making Sausage And The Difference Between The House And Senate

3/9/2018
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Who doesn’t like sausage? Tastes great at breakfast, but it can get kind of ugly when there’s just two weeks left in the Idaho Legislature.

Duration:00:14:48

Episode Nine: Health Care And Redistricting

3/2/2018
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The Idaho Health Care Plan and redistricting: two of the big topics the Idaho Legislature dealt with this week. The health care bill ground to an abrupt halt, with several Republicans calling it an expansion of Medicaid in Idaho. That move from lawmakers dealt a blow to Governor Butch Otter, who had been touting the plan around the country. And legislators are also considering a new plan for how redistricting gets done in Idaho. “One of the questions when you talk about redistricting is...

Duration:00:15:37

Episode Eight: A Deep Dive Into Tax Cuts

2/23/2018
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Why should you care about tax cut bills in the Idaho Legislature? That’s the question we ask this week on Legislative Breakdown.

Duration:00:13:28

Episode Seven: Teaching Idaho Lawmakers To Be Better Legislators

2/16/2018
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How do Idaho lawmakers learn to be better negotiators? They go to school, of course.

Duration:00:15:43

Episode Six: Health Care, Tax Cuts, Climate Change And A Live Audience

2/9/2018
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Health care, tax cuts, climate change and a live studio audience. That’s the nexus of this week’s look at the Idaho Legislature.

Duration:00:28:18

Episode Five: The Idaho Legislature Is Weird And Likes Pie

2/2/2018
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Financial disclosure laws, uncontested legislative races and 100 or so budget bills. These are just some of the ways that the Idaho Capitol is weird, compared to other state legislatures.

Duration:00:15:53

Episode Four: Working Behind The Scenes At The Statehouse

1/25/2018
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This week on Legislative Breakdown, we go behind the scenes to find out who's behind all the work at the Statehouse that you never hear about.

Duration:00:15:08

Episode Three: How To Be A Lobbyist

1/19/2018
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How to be a lobbyist–that's the latest episode of “Legislative Breakdown.” In this week's podcast, Samantha Wright and Boise State Political Science Professor Gary Moncrief are joined by special guest, Lyn Darrington Elliott.

Duration:00:14:12

Episode Two: Money, Power, Humility And Budgets

1/12/2018
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Money, power, humility and budgets - that’s this week’s episode of “Legislative Breakdown.” In this week's podcast, Samantha Wright and Boise State Political Science Professor Gary Moncrief are joined by special guest, co-chair of the powerful Joint Finance Appropriations Committee, Representative Maxine Bell of Jerome.

Duration:00:15:56

Episode One: Herding Cats And Goat Rodeos

1/5/2018
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Taxes, legislator squabbles, herding cats and goat rodeos make up this week’s episode of “Legislative Breakdown.” In this week's podcast, Samantha Wright and Boise State Political Science Professor Gary Moncrief are joined by special guest former Idaho House Speaker Bruce Newcomb.

Duration:00:14:56