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Bill targets sanctuary cities, though Idaho doesn’t have any; full story

Here’s a link to my full story at on how an Idaho legislative committee took action directed at sanctuary cities today, even though the state doesn’t have any. The proposal would cut off state sales tax funding to any newly declared sanctuary city, and order that any local law enforcement officer who arrests someone on a misdemeanor or felony charge also check that person’s immigration status and cooperate with immigration authorities.

Rep. Greg Chaney’s bill was introduced by the House State Affairs Committee today, clearing the way for a full hearing. It doesn’t yet have a bill number; that’ll likely be assigned tomorrow.

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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