Wed., Dec. 1, 2010
State cabin-site rent debate continues…
Here's a link to my full story at spokesman.com on today's Idaho Supreme Court decision tossing out Attorney General Lawrence Wasden's constitutional challenge that charged that the state Land Board set rents for state-owned cabin sites too low, and Wasden's announcement that, based on the high court's procedural ruling, he'll now refile the challenge in district court. Meanwhile, state Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna, who like Wasden serves on the Land Board, issued this statement:
"At this point, what is best for kids is to stop spending precious tax dollars on attorneys in this case. As I said before, if the Attorney General thinks the current cottage site lease rates are unconstitutional, then as a fellow member of the Land Board he needs to put a motion on the table that he believes is constitutional and let the Board debate it in a public forum. We've already spent too many tax dollars on this matter and going to district court without first putting a proposal on the table will just continue to cost taxpayers, and ultimately schoolchildren, dollars that are need elsewhere."