from the Statesman
Rep. Wendy Jaquet, from Ketchum, is stepping down after a decade as House minority leader.
She'll fill one of the Democrat's four seats on the Joint-Finance Appropriations budget-writing committee.
Now, Rep. John Rusche of Lewiston becomes minority leader, with Rep. James Ruchti of Pocatello ascending to assistant leader and Bill Killen of Boise to caucus chairman.
In the Senate, Clint Stennett, a Ketchum Democrat, remains minority leader, while Boise Sen. Kate Kelly takes over as his deputy following David Langhorst's departure.
Boise Sen. Elliot Werk, will be minority caucus chair.
Werk is my senator so I am always happy to see him at the center of things.