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Legislative Showdown Continues

It's an Idaho Statehouse showdown: Despite spending practically the entire morning House session reading one bill, House Speaker Lawerence Denney says he's still not inclined to allow hearings on two bills that minority Democrats want heard, a cigarette tax hike and an advisory vote on school reform. “I don't think I'd say 'under no circumstances,' but I don't see any value right now,” Denney said/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise. More here. Also: Rusche: 'A perversion of the process'

Question: What do you think of Idaho Dems trying to get a hearing for 2 bills important to them by forcing a full reading of bills, as the Legislature moves toward adjournment?

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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