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VETERANS: These legislators let you down

| April 24, 2024 1:00 AM

It is primary time, and if you are a veteran or the family member of a veteran it is vitally important to think about your choices.

In the 2024 Legislative session, three local senators and three local representatives voted against the annual appropriation for the Idaho Division of Veteran Services. The Division of Veteran Services provides service officers to help our local veterans secure the VA and state benefits that they have earned through their service to our country. 

It also operates the four Veterans Homes providing care for our older veterans, one of which is located in Post Falls, and the Idaho state veterans cemeteries.

Senator Carl Bjerke (District 5), Phil Hart (District 2) and Ben Toews (District 4) and Representatives Vito Barbieri (District 3), Elaine Price (District 4) and Tony Wisniewski (District 5) each voted against continued funding of these important services, which provide assistance to our local veterans.

Veterans and family members of veterans — when you vote in the primary elections, please remember those who showed by their actions that they DO NOT appreciate the service and sacrifice that you or your family members made on behalf of our country.

LEN CROSBY

Former Army Ranger 

Post Falls