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Sportsmen Fighting F&G Appointment

Controversy over Gov. Butch Otter’s appointment of Joan Hurlock of Buhl to the Idaho Fish & Game Commission is delaying the Senate confirmation hearing on the appointment, with Senate Resources Chairman Monty Pearce, R-New Plymouth, scheduling a hearing tomorrow for Otter’s other June 2012 appointee, Will Naillon of Challis, but not for Hurlock. “At this point, I’d rather not talk about it,” Pearce said this afternoon. “Give us a little time. … We don’t know what’s going to happen. It’s up in the air still.” Hurlock, a former forensic chemist for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms explosives and arson unit and a former member of the U.S. Capitol Police, is the owner of the Body Works fitness center in Buhl ... Some Magic Valley sportsmen’s groups have been organizing against her confirmation, saying they favored two other candidates who they see as more experienced and avid hunters and fishermen/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

Question: Shouldn't the Legislature defer to Gov. Otter on an appointment like this?




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