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Legislative Ethics Seminar Brings Z’s

Christina Marfice/Boise Weekly reports that all the legislators at that ethics seminar weren't paying as much attention as their constituents might have wanted them to. One, for instance, nodded off and snored:

But Citydesk's observation of the nearly packed Capitol Auditorium revealed many lawmakers not paying rapt attention to Raeker, instead focusing on tablets or smartphones. More than a few legislators actively responded to their emails rather than listen to the full presentations on conflicts of interest or Statehouse conduct. Boise Weekly even spotted Rogerson Republican Sen. Bert Brackett, chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, nodding off midway through Raecker’s presentation on strengthening a culture of ethics in government. When Brackett let out a loud snore, a neighboring lawmaker elbowed him to wake up. Full Boise Weekly report here.

Question: Do you think most Idaho legislators are ethical?




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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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