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Denney killed reform bill, now could get sevenfold pension spike

Former House Speaker Lawerence Denney, R-Midvale, personally killed a bill in 2012 that would have closed a loophole that counts part-time legislative service as full-time experience in calculating state pension benefits, reports the Spokesman-Review’s Betsy Russell. Denney, 65, announced Thursday

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Former Idaho Rep. Phil Hart may face criminal charges in tax, bankruptcy case

The Spokesman-Review’s Betsy Russell writes in a Sunday blog post that “federal authorities may be laying the groundwork for criminal charges” against former Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol. A story by Russell also appeared in Sunday’s print edition. Hart is a

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