Educator Concerned Idaho Legislature Is Disregarding Voters


By Jay Michaels

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Last November, Idaho voters dismissed education Propositions One, Two, and Three, collectively known as the "Luna Laws." Many Idahoans figured that was the end of the matter.

But the president of the Twin Falls Education Association says it looks like the Idaho legislature is trying to replace those laws. And that's why he's concerned.

TFEA President David Gibson says, "A lot of the bills that are coming back are verbatim taken out of Proposition One. For me, I'm seeing it as the legislature is not listening to the 371,000 people who voted no. And just deciding that evidently the public doesn't matter."

Gibson says Governor Butch Otter told the legislature to hold off on those kinds of laws. As a result, Gibson says the legislature seems to be ignoring what the governor, Idaho teachers, and voters have already said.

Feb. 13, 2013.

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