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BC-Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am

March 21, 2019

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Idaho. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Boise bureau at (208) 343-1894.

Idaho at 8:30 a.m.

MEDICAID EXPANSION-IDAHO

BOISE _ A Senate committee is holding a public hearing involving Medicaid expansion. By Keith Ridler. UPCOMING: 450 words, post 2 p.m. hearing.

COURT FEES

BOISE _ A joint legislative oversight committee hears a report on Idaho’s court fees and fines. Rebecca Boone monitoring, will write on merits.

FEDERALISM COMMITTEE

BOISE _ The Idaho Senate is expected to discuss possible amendments on a proposed federalism committee. Keith Ridler monitoring, will write on merits.

CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE-PARENTS

NEW YORK _ The mothers of the two accusers in HBO’s “Leaving Neverland” said they were lulled by Michael Jackson’s forlorn demeanor and fairytale world when they allowed him to take their boys into his bed. By Leanne Italie. SENT: 1400 words.

BALLOT INITIATIVES

BOISE _ A bill that would dramatically toughen the requirements to get an initiative or referendum on the Idaho ballot is headed to the state Senate for possible changes. The Senate State Affairs committee on Tuesday voted to send the bill from Eagle Republican Sen. C. Scott Grow to the full Senate for amendments after Sen. Chuck Winder, a Republican from Boise, said he felt it had an error. By Rebecca Boone. SENT: 550 words.

FEDERALISM COMMITTEE

BOISE _ A Senate committee on Wednesday sent to the Senate legislation to create a panel to monitor how federal laws affect Idaho’s sovereignty and possibly to be combined with another bill aimed at creating a council on federal lands. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 570 words.

BLUE MOUNTAINS-MANAGEMENT PLANS

LEWISTON _ The U.S. Forest Service has rejected the recently completed management plans for three national forests in the Pacific Northwest, restarting the 15-year process to revise the plans. SENT: 150 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m.

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