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CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT: An experience with local legislators

| February 9, 2024 1:00 AM

I recently wrote to our representatives in District 4: Alfieri, Price and Toews to express some concerns I had regarding legislation. I wrote that many OB/GYN doctors are leaving the state because of legislation making it more difficult for doctors to practice best medical care. Mr. Alfieri replied that they were leaving because they weren’t making enough money.

I wrote about the decision to stop the maternal/child study that Idaho is the only state in the union to do so. Mr. Alfieri replied that he didn’t know to what I was referring. I said that I didn’t want money for private or religious schools coming out of my pocket book via school voucher. He replied that it wasn’t my money it was taxpayer money and that there is no voucher program proposed. Taxpayer money is my money! At least Mr. Alfieri responded. Price and Toews did not.

SALLY GIDLUND

Coeur d’Alene