State Senator Mark Nye (D-Pocatello) has responded to the Idaho Dispatch’s “The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly” survey.
The survey is a simple way for legislators to let their constituents and Idahoans, in general, know what they felt were some of the highlights and lows of the 2021 legislative session.
All legislators from both political parties were sent the same survey.
Nye sent Idaho Dispatch answers to another survey he had already sent out. We plugged his answers into the Idaho Dispatch survey as best as they would fit. Here are Nye’s answers:
The Good: There was little to be proud of. This session was the longest in our State’s history. Bills were passed that never should have seen the light of day. Many will be found unconstitutional.
The first two months saw little accomplished. The Majority party holds 80% of the votes, but were fighting over control and some calling the governor a tyrant. It’s been called the worst session ever.Advertisement
We had to fight to keep Public TV, funding for the libraries, the Office of the Attorney General and others. People forget that last summer a mob broke into the House gallery. Not a proud moment for Idaho.
The Bad & The Ugly: I was outraged that $6 million for early childhood learning from the feds was rejected. And banging my head against the wall about what the 80% majority did to higher ed: The 80% saw conspiracies to brainwash our kids and make them into Nazis or Commies or Marxists. You couldn’t make this stuff up — but they did. With no facts.Advertisement
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