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Vito: It’s All About The Money’ Or Not

Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, said, “I think we need to be concerned about the ramifications. … Legislative authority is being addressed. Administrative law, our tri-partite balance of power, checks and balance … and indeed state sovereignty.” He asked fellow representatives to imagine the bill as a huge papier-mache horse, with the papier-mache made out of hundred-dollar bills, out on the Statehouse steps. “Our eyes are on the money, our minds are on the children – we bring it in,” he said. “Who cares what’s inside? It’s all about the money. It’s all about the children.” Barbieri said he thinks its “interesting” that the Legislature can’t call itself back into a special session to override a governor’s veto, “but that gentleman has the power to call us back if money’s involved. … Saying no to federal money will involve pain, and that’s why we don’t do it”/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.


DFO I was wondering when Vito would toss in his 2 cents ...

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.