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Second rep says he’ll forego expense $ for special session: ‘I wouldn’t charge a client if I messed up a job’

A second state representative has decided to forego expense reimbursement for Monday’s special session of the Legislature, following a call from Rep. Mark Nye, D-Pocatello, saying he’ll do so and urging other lawmakers to as well. “I will, I’m going to follow suit,” said Rep. Luke Malek, R-Coeur d’Alene.” Asked why, he said, “Well, we went down there to do a job and we didn’t do it right. So I wouldn’t charge a client if I messed up a job. So I don’t think we should charge the taxpayers for messing this up, either.”

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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