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Trillhaase: Legislature Beyond ‘Worst’

You could call the just-concluded Idaho legislative session the worst in 121 years of statehood. And you'd be wrong. Worst doesn't begin to describe it. The men and women who sat out the winter under the Capitol dome have delivered a government that is radically different: Lawmakers become lawgivers - Time was, if lawmakers wanted to pass a sales tax or shift schools from local to state support, they asked you. They coaxed you. They won your support. And they took their time. Today's lawgivers descend from Mount Heyburn and inform the rest of us how life is going to be/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Do you consider the 2011 Legislature to be the worst in Idaho history? Or do you agree with Wayne Hoffman of the Idaho Freedom Foundation that it was the best in Idaho history?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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