Our View: Cheers and Jeers

2013-03-16T01:30:00Z Our View: Cheers and Jeers Twin Falls Times-News
March 16, 2013 1:30 am

JEERS to the Legislature’s decision this session to once again ignore grocers’ requests for staggered food stamp delivery dates. Sometimes it seems as if state lawmakers pick and choose when they want to be “business-friendly.”

For years now, grocers have asked lawmakers for relief from the bottleneck of customers who arrive on the first of the month to redeem their food stamps.

But a Senate bill that would have staggered the food stamp distribution over the first 10 days of the month won’t advance during this legislative session.

CHEERS to the news that the two drive-in movie theaters in Twin Falls will open again this summer.

Last summer, theTimes-News’ Drew Nash and Steve Kadel worked on a multi-page photo and reporting project called “An American Icon” about the place of the drive-in theaters in a Magic Valley summer. They were told that the theaters might not open again this summer because of the cost of converting from film to digital.

Looks like the owners bought a little more time before they have to make that decision.

CHEERS to the announcement that the Idaho Legislature is trying to end the session before Easter. The only thing that could drag this out, they say, is if they decide to hash out a personal property tax repeal.

Each day the Legislature is in session, it costs taxpayers about $35,000, mostly in per diem for lawmakers.

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