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Bribery law called into question

Idaho Statesman reporter Dan Popkey has a fascinating story today about how a prominent lobbyist’s promise of a campaign contribution was withdrawn after the candidate cast an adverse vote on a state regulatory board - and despite complaints to the state, officials said what happened wasn’t illegal under Idaho’s current bribery laws. Some lawmakers now want to change the laws. Click here to read Dan’s full story, headlined, “Did lobbyist offer cash for regulator’s vote?”

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

Named best state-based political blog in Idaho for 2013 by The Fix

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