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Thu., March 28, 2013, 8:51 a.m.

Just What Is Goedde Up To?

An email exchange b/n state Sen. John Goedde, one of his constituents comes to mind this morning, now that Goedde has spearheaded a successful rebellion to block the Education budget in the Senate.

The constituent emailed Goedde:

We know you'll be pulling the same punches with public education soon - trying to get around recent voters defeating certain anti labor, teacher, public education propositions.  Some things never change in this one party state!

Goedde responded:

As to public schools, the repeal of the reforms damaged education. It cut $30M out of the current school budgets; it cut $4M in additional funding of math and science teachers; it cut professional development for teachers; it cut funding for dual credit classes for high school students; it cut funding of pay increases based on additional education of educators to name a few. Yes, we are trying to get them back into education, against the will of the voters.

When Huckleberries Online asked Goedde about the quote that's underlined above, he responded that he was trying to protect money that had been earmarked for education under the Luna Laws. He wanted to make sure that it and other good parts of the Luna Laws were preserved.

Question: Anyone know what "Atlas Shrugged" Goedde is doing by knocking the Education budget sideways?

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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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