When he wasn't busy torturing Richard Nixon, political prankster Dick Tuck ran for the California Legislature. He lost, but not before coining the quintessential concession line: "The people have spoken. The bastards." Tuck was joking. Some Idaho legislators are not. They seem to think Idaho voters don't know what's good for them. Case in point: Just 10 weeks ago, Idaho voters went to the polls and repealed the three signature acts of the 2011-2012 legislative term. Known as the Luna laws for their chief advocate, states schools Superintendent Tom Luna, these measures gutted teacher collective bargaining rights, imposed a rickety merit pay system and transferred assets from the classroom to purveyors of laptop computers and online instruction/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.
Question: Which lobbyist-inspired proposal do you think is worse -- this one, which would make the citizen initiative process harder? Or the attempt by former legislator Jim Clark to allow more telemarketing in Idaho?