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Edit: When will Bedke draw line?

In his editorial today, Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune comments:

Idaho House Speaker Scott Bedke has decreed that state Rep. Janet Trujillo, R-Idaho Falls, and Majority Leader Mike Moyle, R-Star, have "done nothing wrong" by taking $6,400 of tax money under questionable circumstances.

Try telling that to an employer when one of his workers travels on business and pockets the money intended to purchase a hotel room by staying with friends.

In this case, it's not one night, one week or even one month - but 80 days during which the Idaho Falls Republican claimed the full legislative payment of $129 per day to cover the cost of a second home in Boise. More here.

Question: What would your boss do if you tried to get away with something like this?

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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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