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Even Hart Backs Ethics Law Changes

HR 2, the measure to amend the House ethics rules, has passed the House on a unanimous, 70-0 vote, after not only House Speaker Lawerence Denney and House Minority Leader John Rusche debated in favor of it, but so did Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, (pictured) the subject of three ethics complaints this year. “I have a few things in this bill that I really like,” Hart told the House. “One is that the phrase 'legislative duties' appears four times.” He said, “The due process process is better spelled out. It was already there, but it was difficult to ferret out. I think there are some things that we were unclear about that are now made clear, so I'm going to support the bill”/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise. More here.

Question: What do you make of House Speaker Lawerence Denney and Rep. Phil Hart speaking up to support changes to the House ethics rules -- and 70-0 vote from full House?

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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