Just before 3 p.m. today, the Idaho House voted to adjourn sine die, which means "without a day," for the 2012 session. Speaker Lawerence Denney banged the gavel and the body applauded the end of work for the House.
The adjournment came after the body moved through nine outstanding bills, including three new JFAC bills, the teacher salary bill, as well as Coeur d'Alene Republican Rep. Bob Nonini's youth challenge bill, which eventually failed.
Across the rotunda, the Senate picked up a suite of resolutions related to ethics. Among them, Senate Resolution 106 would deal with removal of Senate employees and the handling of future ethics complaints in the wake of an ethics allegation lodged against New Plymouth Republican Sen. Monty Pearce.