Many years, it is easy to criticize the Idaho Legislature for doing nothing. On the 88th and final day of the 2011 legislative session, Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill, R-Rexburg, addressed this perennial putdown head-on. “Anyone who claims we haven’t accomplished much wasn’t paying attention.” We’d have to agree. But this was a Legislature that did a lot — yet may have done far more harm than good. A Legislature long on ambition and short on compassion. A Legislature with a wide reach but a narrow ideology. A session to be proud of? Not even close/Idaho Statesman. More here.
Question: Do you realize that the Legislature's decision to cut education spending for a third straight year merely pushes tax increases onto local school districts?