Sandpoint Sen. Shawn Keough says she’s taking to heart the advice to speed things up this session – and that’s why she filed two personal bills in the Senate on Thursday. One would withdraw northern Bonner and Boundary counties from the upcoming North Idaho water rights adjudication, a measure she’s co-sponsoring with Reps. Eric Anderson, R-Priest Lake, and George Eskridge, R-Dover; and the other would call for a comprehensive study by the Office of Performance Evaluations to define what constitutes “adequate” funding for public schools, from kindergarten through 12th grade. Personal bills aren’t often known for going far, but Keough notes that some have passed into law.
“We were told to be efficient and expedient – so I saved about 10 days,” Keough said. “Both issues are very important to the people of my legislative district. I felt it imperative to get them on the table as soon as possible.”