After 45 years of paying jurors no more than $10 daily, Idahoans called for jury duty could soon be paid up to $50 for each day they serve in court. The House Judiciary, Rules and Administration Committee voted unanimously to advance legislation Tuesday that gives county commissioners the option to boost juror pay. People who serve a half day would get up to $25, up from $5 under current law. Coeur d'Alene Republican Rep. Kathy Sims said many counties have trouble attracting jurors at current rates, which she said hardly covers the cost of gas for people driving from rural areas to court/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.
Question: Stop the presses! Rep. Kathy Sims and I agree on something — the boost in juror pay. What do you think about it?