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Tue., March 27, 2012, 2:47 p.m.

Nonini Says Why He Sat On Bully Bill

House Education Chairman Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d'Alene, defended his decision not to hear the (anti-bullying) bill. “We had a hearing on that last year, and it was somewhat of a contentious hearing,” he said. “I talked to  (Senate Education) Chairman (John) Goedde early in the session and said I wasn't interested in seeing a bullying bill over here.” The bill came through the Senate Judiciary Committee this year. Nonini said, “I'm not hearing that it's a big problem -- I'm sure there's isolated instances, for sure, but I think the districts have policies to deal with those.” He added, “Some of my committee members asked if we could just get by another year without hearing another bullying bill”/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise. More here.

Question: Are you buying what Nonini's selling here re: not wanting to get into contentious hearing?




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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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