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Eye On Boise

Friends of the business lobby

The Idaho Association of Commerce & Industry, the state’s most powerful business lobby, is jubilant that when it rated state legislators’ voting records, 21 got perfect scores – they voted exactly how IACI wanted them to vote on the organization’s 20-plus key issues. Among the lawmakers with 100 percent IACI scorecards were North Idaho Reps. Marge Chadderdon, R-Coeur d’Alene; Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene; Frank Henderson, R-Post Falls; and Eric Anderson, R-Priest Lake. Reps. George Sayler, D-Coeur d’Alene; and Mary Lou Shepherd, D-Prichard; were among the highest-rated Democrats at 80 percent.

Also among those scoring 100 percent: Former Sen. Jack Noble, R-Kuna, who resigned on the verge of a Senate vote on whether to expel him for ethics violations, and his replacement, Sen. Russ Fulcher, R-Kuna, who was gone for much of his brief tenure but had his wife sit in. Between the three of them, the votes went IACI’s way.

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