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Crapo Defends Land Transfer Vote

Defending a vote last week that could lead federal land to be transferred to state and local governments, U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo said Tuesday that Westerners got a raw deal when they had to give up most of the property within their borders at statehood. "I have always felt that states west of the Mississippi were not treated fairly, or fairly with the states who received the lands within their borders, mostly east of the Mississippi," he said.Crapo and his seatmate, U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, both Republicans, voted in favor of a budget resolution amendment offered by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, that paves the way for future legislation that would transfer federal land to state and local governments. The resolution passed the Senate Friday on a 51-49 vote/Eric Barker, Lewiston Tribune. More here.


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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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