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House committee member questions gift of free ‘nullification’ book

Members of the House State Affairs Committee convene their meeting on Wednesday morning, with a free copy of the book
Members of the House State Affairs Committee convene their meeting on Wednesday morning, with a free copy of the book "Nullification" by Thomas Woods on the desk of each member. When Rep. Elfreda Higgins, D-Garden City, questioned the source of the free book, chairman Tom Loertscher, R-Iona, said it was paid for by the Idaho Freedom Foundation. (Betsy Russell)

As the House State Affairs Committee convenes this morning, Rep. Elfreda Higgins, D-Garden City, noted that there's a copy of a book before each lawmaker on the committee, entitled "Nullification" by Thomas Woods. Higgins noted that under the committee's rules, members need to know who paid for the book, why it's there, and what role it plays in the bill that's before it today, a measure seeking to "nullify" the federal health care reform law.

Committee Chairman Tom Loertscher, R-Iona, said the book was paid for by the Idaho Freedom Foundation, and he'd get the other information for Higgins.



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