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Senate unanimous for funding task force

The Senate this morning dived right into business, taking up HCR 32, the House-passed measure to create a task force to find a new dedicated funding source for the Idaho State Police and the Idaho Department of Parks & Recreation. "I think this body understands this is not the ideal way to fund transportation, but it is the way before us and the way to get this session concluded," Sen. Dean Cameron, R-Rupert, told the Senate. "In my opinion, funding for the state police is critical to the public health and safety of our citiezens, and it's critical that it be a dedicated ongoing source of funds so that it's not subject to the whims and the economic winds of the day. ... Now we'll be forced to try to come up with another source of funds." The measure passed the Senate unanimously, 31-0.




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