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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.

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

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Emilie Ritter Saunders
Boise State Public Radio
Idaho Statehouse

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.

We also look at how legislators treat election years differently than others while they're in Boise.

And Samantha Wright and BSU political science professor Gary Moncrief say goodbye to Legislative Breakdown.

"I hope it’s helped people to think about the institution of the legislature and the role that citizens should have in the making of public policy in the state of Idaho,” says Moncrief.

We want to thank you for joining us throughout the legislative session for “Legislative Breakdown.” We couldn’t do it without you!

As Senior Producer of our live daily talk show Idaho Matters, I’m able to indulge my love of storytelling and share all kinds of information (I was probably a Town Crier in a past life!). My career has allowed me to learn something new everyday and to share that knowledge with all my friends on the radio.