At least four bills aimed at getting more citizen approval for debt, election of commissioners or creation of Urban Renewal Districts are headed for the floor of the Idaho House.
Politicos bent on keeping the public from having any authority over their tax spending as mandated by the Idaho Constitution are rallying to oppose the measures. A group of Ada and Canyon conservatives are pushing for the reform, but the SLANT of legacy media is interesting for the GUARDIAN–which is openly slanted toward allowing the public a right to vote on debt and tax issues.
The TWIN FALLS TIMES-NEWSn never mentioned a word from the proponents of citizen oversight on creation of UR districts and election of commishes. The paper referred to the supporters as “critics.”
The IDAHO PRESS TRIBUNE didn’t cut much slack for Nampa Mayor Tom Dale in its coverage of a speech before the Chamber of Commerce, a private special interest lobbying group. The paper quoted the mayor claiming legislators have a “disconnect” with locals and said the mayor “scolded” legislators.
To insure more advertising-free Boise Guardian news, please consider financial support.