Sept. 29, 2014 9:43 a.m. - Updated: 9:43 a.m.
The bill for outside legal fees for the Idaho Legislature’s Federal Lands Interim Committee has now swelled to $61,375, according to documents obtained by The Spokesman-Review under the Idaho Public Records Act. The law firm Holland & Hart has submitted invoices to the Legislature for work from April to August totaling $19,613; that’s on top of the $41,762 the firm already had been paid before then. The joint interim committee, which is looking into how Idaho could demand to take over federal public land within the state, hired Holland & Hart lawyer Bill Myers, former solicitor for the U.S. Department of Interior, to advise it. Myers’ most recent charges to the state, at $420 an hour, include charges for a phone conversation and email with Sen. Sheryl Nuxoll, R-Cottonwood in July/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here. (Idaho Legislature photo: state Rep. Lawerence Denney is co-chair of the federal lands interim commission)
Question: I guess it's OK to waste money in a futile cause as long as the futile cause is supported by the state's noisy/angry Tea-Publicans, right?
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