Financial disclosure laws, uncontested legislative races and 100 or so budget bills. These are just some of the ways that the Idaho Capitol is weird, compared to other state legislatures.
Boise State University political science professor Gary Moncrief has a running list of just what makes our legislature so weird.
“Weird is in the eye of the beholder, I suppose. You say weird, I’ll say unique and we’ll let the listeners figure out if it’s good or bad,” says Moncrief.
We’ll find out just how unique we really are, and we’ll take a look at a much-loved tradition in the Statehouse: Legislative Pie Day, when lawmakers and guests eat to their hearts’ content.
Join us for “Legislative Breakdown” every Friday.