Monday, April 27, 2009

Legislature 2009

IDAHO LEGISLATURE, 107 DAYS AND COUNTING

Boise--The Legislature heads into the 107th day (weekends count) and this session could stretch into May. The sine die stumbling block continues to be transportation followed closely by the growing rift between the Executive branch and the Otter Administration.

The conflict deepened when Governor Otter vetoed 35 appropriation bills after the House failed to meet the governor’s transportation agenda. The legislature can’t adjourn until a balanced budget has been set and without Otter’s approval of the appropriation bills the budget isn’t complete.

Taxpayers cough up $30,000 dollars a day to fund the Legislature, so far the people of Idaho have been taxed more than $3-million for the 2009 session.

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