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HBO Poll: Does The Devil Control IEA?

The Idaho Education Association, that stronghold of Democratic tricksters, has been "extremely effective in advancing its political and social agenda" over the past 15 years. This assessment may come as a surprise to the IEA, given the state's habitually abysmal ranking in teacher pay surveys, not to mention this year's $129 million cut in school funding. It was certainly news to me. My impression has been that the Republican-dominated Legislature barely tolerates the organization. But then I've only been covering Idaho politics for two years. David Ripley, a former Democratic political consultant turned pro-life lobbyist who made the above statement, has more than a quarter-century of experience/William Spence, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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