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Press: Vote ‘no’ on HJR 5

In an editorial today, the Coeur d'Alene Press urges a "no" vote on HJR 5:

Voter alert: There’s a trick question on your ballot. Take a deep breath and repeat after us:

“Shall Article III, of the Constitution of the State of Idaho be amended by the addition of a new Section 29, to provide that the Legislature may review any administrative rule to ensure it is consistent with the legislative intent of the statute that the rule was written to interpret, prescribe, implement or enforce; to provide that, after review, the Legislature may approve or reject, in whole or in part, any rule as provided by law; and to provide that legislative approval or rejection of a rule is not subject to gubernatorial veto under Section 10, Article IV, of the Constitution of the State of Idaho?”

The question, better known as HJR 5, sounds innocuous enough to evoke a quick “yes” vote and move on. But The Press editorial board encourages you to vote “no” on this proposed constitutional amendment instead. More here.

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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