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Committee Kills KTEC Fast Start Bill

Lawmakers killed a bill that would have expedited plans for a professional-technical high school in northern Idaho and allowed construction to begin before the money was collected from taxpayers. The legislation failed to muster enough votes Tuesday in the House Revenue and Taxation Committee, where lawmakers balked at the prospect of letting the schools begin construction before all the money is in the bank. Voters in the Post Falls, Coeur d'Alene and Lakeland school districts approved financing last year to construct the $9.5 million Kootenai Technical Education Campus in Rathdrum. But under current law, the project can't break ground until all the money is collected/Associated Press via Betsy Russell's Eye On Boise. More here.

Question: I'm surprised that House District 3 reps Frank Henderson & Bob Nonini don't have enough clout to get this one out of committee. How about you?

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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