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      Idaho legislator seeks governor's power to call special sessions

      BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Legislature could override a governor's veto quicker under a proposed amendment to Idaho's constitution.

      The amendment would allow lawmakers to convene after the end of the session on bills the governor rejected.

      That would allow them to enact a bill despite a veto if they have a two-thirds majority vote from each house.

      Sen. Steve Vick, a Republican from Dalton Gardens, said Idaho is one of only seven states that don't have that ability.

      He calls it a way to maintain the state's checks and balances.

      But other lawmakers worry it goes too far.

      Sen. Elliot Werk, a Boise Democrat, said the amendment could be a blow to the balance of power.

      Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is the only person who can call the Legislature to convene.
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