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JFAC votes to use $700K in general funds for future legal costs…

JFAC has voted unanimously to transfer $500,000 to the Constitutional Defense Fund, which has been drained by lawsuit settlements; and by a 16-4 party-line vote to put $200,000 in state general funds into a new legal defense fund for the Legislature, to be controlled by the Senate president pro-tem and the speaker of the House.

Minority Democrats objected to the new legislative legal fund. "I see this as going to get a third opinion on something that the Attorney General isn't going to give the 'right' opinion,'" said Rep. Wendy Jaquet, D-Ketchum. But they were outvoted.

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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