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Wed., Oct. 5, 2011, 10:33 a.m.

Trib: Thrifty Days & Spendthrift Nites

When you're paying attention, Idaho state Sens. John McGee, R-Caldwell, and Curt McKenzie, R-Nampa, are the souls of thrift. If conservative government demands slashing the meager Medicaid benefits Idaho allocates to its most vulnerable citizens, McGee and McKenzie are there. f the state simply can't avoid another round of cuts at Idaho's institutions of higher learning, McGee and McKenzie are dependable votes for economizing. And if there is no other way to balance the budget than to chop away at public school budgets, you can count on McGee and McKenzie to go along. ... When your backs are turned, it's a different story. Then, McGee and McKenzie have no such scruples about lavishing limited state resources - on themselves/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: What will it take for GOP legislative leaders to clean up their houses?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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