Sunday, June 24, 2012

Idaho: The rare use of the recall in Idaho

Jumping off from the failed Coeur d' Alene recall, veteran Idaho correspondent Randy Stapilus looks at the relatively rare use of the recall in Idaho (though doesn't mention the change in law in 1972). The article notes that the last county official recalled in his memory was Latah County Commissioner Mark Solomon in 1994. Note that Idaho cares a lot about pay:
Those successful recalls turn out to have been about the same thing: elected official pay. Hyde and Ellsworth had supported a legislative pay increase. Solomon and two fellow commissioners (who narrowly survived their recall election) had converted the commission from part-time to full-time (with a pay raise). Little wonder Idaho elected officials get so nervous about raising pay for their offices.

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