Legislators weren't happy with the latest snafu involving the state's broadband system for schools. Kevin Richert/IdahoED News provides some quotes and some context:
- “I don’t see this as our problem,” said Rep. George Eskridge, R-Dover, who urged state Department of Administration Director Teresa Luna to sue the federal government for failure to pay.
- Sen. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint, said she was struggling with a request to resolve a budget mess months in the making. But she also said she was worried about jeopardizing state plans to expand broadband into elementary and middle schools.
- Sen. Dean Mortimer, R-Idaho Falls, stopped short of pushing for a lawsuit — but urged a candid conversation between the state and federal officials. “I think it’s time for a sitdown, even if you have to sit on their desk.” More here.