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Mon., March 17, 2014, 1:43 p.m.

Senate Panel Bottles Up 2nd Perk Bill

Legislation to remove Idaho lawmakers’ special exemption from having their wages garnished for state court judgments has fallen victim to late-session hostilities between the House and Senate, and never received a Senate committee hearing. That means both bills proposed this year to remove special privileges from Idaho lawmakers, including this and another that exempts them from concealed gun permit requirements, have failed this year, both after passing the House and dying in the same Senate committee. “Sure sounds like a pattern, doesn’t it?” said freshman Rep. Ed Morse, R-Hayden, sponsor of the wage-garnishment bill, HB 510/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

Question: Are you beginning to believe that some state senators consider themselves more privileged than there constituents?

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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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