Click below for AP reporter John Miller's full report on how lawmakers in both the House and Senate balked today at voting on proposed new rules for use of the state Capitol grounds and surrounding areas, aimed at restricting public protests. The 39 pages of rules outline numerous restrictions, from hours to locations to types of activities and displays. “They micromanage behavior down to excruciating detail,” Barbara Pinkerton, a Boise resident and Occupy Boise supporter, told a House subcommittee. “It is extremely chilling on our free-speech amendment rights”/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.
More from Eye on Boise today:
- Feud between Simpson, Labrador the talk of Boise
- Mental health cases have pushed spike in CAT program
- Community Conversation set Tuesday night on future of Idaho schools
- House panel votes for full public hearing on Capitol grounds use rules