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Wed., Feb. 13, 2013, 8:54 a.m.

Legislators Say They’re Listening

State lawmakers say they're listening to Idahoans much closer this year when drafting new legislation dealing with education reform. The approach this session has been tweaked to give people a stronger voice, and lawmakers are creating smaller bills to address specific issues. When it comes to education you don't need to look any further than two listening sessions that packed a Statehouse auditorium to know that Idahoans want a say on this issue. Hundreds turned out to testify before the House and Senate Education Committees. So are lawmakers listening? "We're trying to, people said some different things, so we're trying to listen," said Sen. Steve Thayn, R-Emmett/Scott Evans, KTVB. More here.

Question: If Idaho legislators were truly listening to the public this year, would they be flirting with Son of Luna Law proposals?

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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