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Denney’s Purity Purge Continues

House Speaker Lawerence Denney's sudden moves to replace two committee chairmen - Reps.  Leon Smith at Transportation and Tom Trail at Agriculture -  announced quietly just as the House was adjourning, sent shock waves through the House. Denney said he made the move to enforce party discipline. Majority Leader Mike Moyle, R-Star, said, “It's not always easy being in leadership, that's all I can say.” House Minority Leader John Rusche, D-Lewiston, said, “I think they will lose something. Leon has huge experience in transportation, and I'm not sure that Joe does”/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise. More here.

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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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