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Idaho Legislature has big to-do list after COVID-19 break

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A huge income tax cut and rebate, legislation to limit the governor's authority during emergencies, and a proposed constitutional amendment allowing lawmakers to call themselves back into session all remain on the Legislature's to-do list when it reconvenes Tuesday.

The House and Senate both recessed abruptly on March 19 after at least six of the 70 House members tested positive for COVID-19 within a week.

Two senators previously contracted COVID-19 but have recovered and returned to the 35-member Senate.

Lawmakers are also considering a law prohibiting governments from imposing mask mandates, and another banning abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected.

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Associated Press

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