March 16, 2017
Writer: Mackenzie Holbrook
The 2017 Idaho Legislative Session is scheduled to end next week on March 24, but representatives say there's roughly a 50-50 chance the session will move into the last week of March.
We spoke with Representatives Mat Erpelding (D) and Ron Nate (R) about how the session is wrapping up in the state capital right now.
"The session has reached its crescendo, and so, we're waiting to finish up the budget and get out of here without doing any further damage," Erpelding said.
Both representatives said they believe there's about a 50 percent chance the session will close on time next week because there are still issues like teacher salaries and road conditions to figure out.
"I'm happy to be here and work as long as we need to to get this right," Nate said.
Click below to listen to our interviews with Representatives Mat Erpelding and Ron Nate.