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Eye On Boise

‘Turning the tables’

Each year, three North Idaho state representatives - Reps. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d'Alene, Frank Henderson, R-Post Falls, and Eric Anderson, R-Priest Lake - take the lobbyists out to dinner on the reps' own personal dime. Last week, the annual dinner drew about 35 lobbyists, Nonini said. "It's the fourth year we've done that. House leadership was there," he said. The group enjoyed Basque food at Leku Ona restaurant downtown, and "we all put it on our personal credit cards," Nonini said. "We just kinda turn the tables on 'em, instead of them buying us dinner, we buy them dinner."

Nonini didn't volunteer this account; he was asked about it by Eye on Boise. "It's just a good time to get everyone together," he explained. "They're supportive of us and they're good, when there's an issue out there that you want to talk about. ... It's just a thing we've done the last four years to show our appreciation for their willingness to help us understand issues."

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