Nuxoll’s proposal subjected to embarrassment?

Commit No Nuisance

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Editor’s comment:  I don’t get it.  Idaho State Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll introduces a bill that would allow local counties to declare the excessive wildfire risk in publicly managed lands around them when those lands represent a threat.  Yet Betsy Z. Russell’s column seems to fault Nuxoll’s bill on grounds that it’s almost identical to one in Utah.  Really?  Isn’t “model legislation” —  or patterning legislation on language embraced elsewhere — a common practice in state legislatures.  Like I said, I don’t get it.  Where’s the embarrassment in this?  Am I missing something?

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One Response to Nuxoll’s proposal subjected to embarrassment?

  1. 2ndLaw says:

    There’s noting wrong with model legislation that everyone agrees serves the public interest, but ALEC is a Koch-funded group that serves the interests of corporations, not the public.

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