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Roads, Sharia Law Bring Down Curtain

BOISE – In a tumultuous final day that ran long into the night, Idaho lawmakers on Friday brokered a transportation funding compromise that satisfied no one and killed critical child-support enforcement legislation out of concerns over Sharia (Islamic law), despite warnings that they were gutting Idaho’s child-support enforcement system. “It was an extremely irresponsible vote in that committee today, and children with single mothers and fathers are going to pay the price,” said a tired Rep. Luke Malek, R-Coeur d’Alene, a little after 9 p.m. Friday, as he waited for the House to reconvene. Late-night efforts still were underway at press time to reconsider the bill, but the outcome was uncertain/Betsy Russell, SR. More here.

Question: I still can't get over the irresponsible votes against the child-support enforcement bill by North Idaho Reps. Sims, Cheatham, McMillan and Scott. Thoughts?




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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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