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It’s getting ugly…

Idaho's capitol press corps dons ugly ties when the session's gone on too long, in hopes that lawmakers will be so disgusted by the hideous neckwear that they'll want to end their session and leave town. It's that time - the ties are out. (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)
Idaho's capitol press corps dons ugly ties when the session's gone on too long, in hopes that lawmakers will be so disgusted by the hideous neckwear that they'll want to end their session and leave town. It's that time - the ties are out. (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)

As Idaho's legislative session dragged through its 81st day Thursday, legislative reporters have donned the traditional ugly ties that signify it's been long enough. Tradition has it that once reporters have decided it's time for the session to end, by sporting hideous neckwear they can so disgust and horrify lawmakers that they'll just want to leave town. Or something like that. Ah, but will it work?



Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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