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Eye On Boise

Scott on conformity bill: ‘We’re trying to have it both ways’

Rep. Heather Scott, R-Blanchard, staunchly defended her unsuccessful move to kill the tax conformity bill today, saying the measure shouldn’t permit same-sex couples to file joint Idaho tax returns unless the Idaho Constitution is amended to remove the court-voided ban on same-sex marriage. “I just think that we have a problem, because we’re trying to have it both ways,” she said. “It’s cover, is what it is.”

Scott noted that two Democratic lawmakers introduced a personal bill today to remove the constitutional ban. “I think that we should hear all ideas,” she said. “That’s my point – we either remove it from the Constitution, or we don’t.”

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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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