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Special Session Spooks Local Solons

From the article about the special session in the Coeur d'Alene Press:

Rep. Ron Mendive, R-Post Falls, said there is a lot of misinformation floating around, and the way this treaty is being handled concerns him. "It's my understanding that every state has to pass this to ratify the treaty," he said. "At first we were told the U.S. Senate ratified it, but it turns out they didn't. I have never heard of the states ratifying a treaty this way." However, Mendive said if the original bill is amended, he is willing to take another look at it but he is going to do it cautiously. "Treaties are such a big deal. We need to treat this carefully," he said. "This is certainly not something to be taken lightly." Rep. Eric Redman, R-Athol, said if the bill isn't amended to address lawmakers' concerns, he is going to side with the nine who voted to kill the original bill. More here.

Question: Is it possible that our (mis)representatives will vote against the Child Support legislation again, in a special session?

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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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