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Sat Nov 20, 2021, 04:05 PM

Talk isn't cheap at the Idaho Legislature. It shouldn't be able to call itself back

The Idaho Legislature finally adjourned sine die on Wednesday — officially the 311th day of the session — after passing a single joint memorial.

You should read the entire memorial produced by these three days of sound and fury.

As you read, glance down to the third word of the 14th line: “the.”

That word cost you about $173.41. So did the one before it, the one after it and every other word in the memorial. It generally costs about $30,000 to operate the Legislature for one day, and the final work product of the three-day reconvened session was this 519-word exercise.

At the Idaho Legislature, talk is not cheap.

Read more: https://magicvalley.com/opinion/columnists/idaho-view-talk-isn-t-cheap-at-the-idaho-legislature-it-shouldn-t-be-able/article_d16c27b6-90cc-57f3-a74f-b65fe6b541cb.html

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Reply Talk isn't cheap at the Idaho Legislature. It shouldn't be able to call itself back (Original post)
TexasTowelie Nov 20 OP
AllaN01Bear Nov 20 #1
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Sat Nov 20, 2021, 04:14 PM

1. adblocker . i have a reason for my adblocker on. i dont want your spy ware or what ever malware that

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Sat Nov 20, 2021, 04:57 PM

3. That link is to a completely different story.

I didn't run into any paywalls or encounter an extraordinary amount of ads, malware at the site. As far as viewing the article at the link, I suggest either using a private window or pasting the URL into a different browser.

The point of the editorial in the OP was that every day that the Legislature is in session it costs taxpayers $30,000. The GOP House didn't adjourn in May so this has been an extremely long session without much passed legislation. The editorial questions the wisdom of allowing the Legislature to call itself back into session and that the authority that they have creates a de facto full-time Legislature.

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