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Bedke pushes constitutional fix

A familiar proposal to change the Idaho Constitution will be back before voters on the Nov. 8 ballot. The measure, House Joint Resolution 5, would amend the state constitution to ensure the Legislature can approve or reject agency rules and regulations without any veto power for the governor. The Idaho Supreme Court case of Mead vs. Arnell in 1984 gave legislators such rules-review power, but most legislators, including House Speaker Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, are concerned a future court could rule otherwise, so they're asking voters to enshrine the power in the constitution/Brian Walker, Press. More here.

Question: Do you understand this enough to vote on it?



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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