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Far-right Idaho Republicans battle to control party, state - WISH-TV

Far-right Idaho Republicans battle to control party, state - WISH-TV

” McGeachin and other ultra-conservative lawmakers have a stated desire to end federal money coming to Idaho, part of a far-right belief involving state sovereignty.“It means rejecting additional federal money when accepting it would mean we lose the right to manage our own Medicaid programs.A far-right lawmaker in the governor’s office could veto narrowly passed appropriations bills that include federal money.Federal money helps pay for schools, health care and roads.

Bills that far-right lawmakers were instrumental in killing this year included $40 million in federal money for coronavirus testing in schools and another $6 million in early childhood learning.(AP Photo/Keith Ridler) BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The dream world for Idaho’s ascendant far right is one where state lawmakers run a sovereign nation-state free of federal oversight.

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