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Legislators Not Happy w/IEN Problem

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.


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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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