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Lawsuit charges Idaho Commission on Aging mishandled fed $$

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two individuals have filed federal lawsuits against Idaho contending the state retaliated against them after each informed officials that the Idaho Commission on Aging failed to properly distribute federal money. The lawsuits filed Wednesday by Sarah Scott and Kendra Kenyon name the commissioners of the Idaho Commission on Aging as well as its administrator, Sam Haws. Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and Lt. Gov. Brad Little are also named. Scott and Kenyon in the lawsuits say that their speaking about the state's violations of the federal Older Americans Act by the Idaho Commission on Aging led to retaliatory measures that cost them their jobs with contractors associated with the Idaho Commission on Aging. Scott and Kenyon are each seeking an undetermined amount to be decided at trial.

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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