The Idaho House GOP leadership has announced a second town-hall meeting, this one to be held Aug. 20 in Meridian with GOP lawmakers from Districts 20-22. The first such event, in Twin Falls last month, drew a big crowd. The Meridian event will start at 6 p.m. at the Meridian senior center, Center on the Park, located in Kleiner Park at 1920 N. Records Way. Participating lawmakers, including members of House Republican leadership, will answer written questions from the audience.

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Lawmakers scheduled to attend include House Speaker Scott Bedke; Majority Leader Mike Moyle; Majority Caucus Chair Megan Blanksma; Assistant Majority Leader Jason Monks; and Reps. Joe Palmer, Steven Harris and James Holtzclaw of Meridian; John Vander Woude of Nampa; and Megan Kiska of Boise.

Betsy Z. Russell is the Boise bureau chief and state capitol reporter for the Idaho Press and Adams Publishing Group. Follow her on Twitter at @BetsyZRussell.

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