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Was that today? Cursive bill put on hold, for now

Turns out that it isn’t just students who have to ask for an extension.

Sometimes legislators have to do the same.

House Concurrent Resolution 3 — the proposal to encourage cursive writing instruction in Idaho elementary schools — was on the docket for a final Senate vote this morning.

The schedule caught floor sponsor Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene, unawares.

“My mistake totally,” Nonini told senators. “I’m not prepared.”

Nonini had to ask senators for unanimous consent to hold the cursive bill for one day. No one objected, so the resolution is on tap for Senate debate Thursday.

Kevin Richert is a reporter and blogger at Idaho Education News ( Kevin is a former Statesman editorial page editor, with 27 year's experience in Idaho journalism.

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