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Betsy explains ballot measure

I’ve had some questions from readers about HJR 5, the constitutional amendment on Idaho’s November ballot, noting that the issue is obscure and the ballot explanations complex. Here’s a simple explanation: Currently, all administrative rules issued by state agencies are reviewed by the Legislature; they can accept them or reject them. This would enshrine the Legislature's right to do this in the state Constitution, and not let the governor have any veto power over any rules rejections. He doesn't now. So, if this passed, what would change? Nothing/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. 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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