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Goedde’s License Bill Runs Into Ditch

It isn’t every day that a legislative committee rejects a chairman’s bill. But it happened Tuesday afternoon, when the Senate Education Committee tabled a bill that would tie teenagers’ driver’s licenses to “satisfactory academic progress.” Teen driver’s licenses are already tied to school attendance. Sen. John Goedde, R-Coeur d’Alene, proposed the academic requirement, Senate Bill 1087, after a Meridian driver’s education teacher suggested it during a Senate-House education “listening session” on Feb. 1. “I thought it was a good idea,” Goedde said after the vote/Kevin Richert, The EDge. More here.

Question: At least Goedde didn't try to tie teenager's driver's licenses to reading Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged." That's progress, right?

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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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