The rocky relationship between ethics and Idaho’s legislative leaders is on display again, and this time an actual dollar figure can be affixed. Thanks to his scuttling of a pension reform bill, former House Speaker Lawerence Denney could gain a monthly retirement check that’s seven times greater than the one he would receive as a retired legislator if his campaign for secretary of state is successful. If he loses, he’ll collect a monthly check of about $500, based on nine terms in the House. If he wins and serves a mere four years, the monthly payout balloons to more than $3,600. This is a deal created by lawmakers that benefits lawmakers/Spokesman-Review Editorial Board. More here.
Question: Do you recall Denney, as fondly as I do during his House Speaker days, turning a blind eye to the tax-dodging shenanigans of a certain Athol lawmaker?