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SCR141.........................................................by SCHROEDER LEWISTON MORNING TRIBUNE - Stating findings of the Legislature regarding the access of the members to the information and viewpoint of the broadest possible geographic range of the state of Idaho; and urging that the Lewiston Morning Tribune continue to be delivered to the Legislature. 01/27 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing 01/28 Rpt prt - to St Aff
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO |||| Fifty-fifth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2000 IN THE SENATE SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 141 BY SCHROEDER 1 A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 2 STATING FINDINGS OF THE LEGISLATURE REGARDING THE ACCESS OF THE MEMBERS TO THE 3 INFORMATION AND VIEWPOINT OF THE BROADEST POSSIBLE GEOGRAPHIC RANGE OF THE 4 STATE OF IDAHO, AND URGING THAT THE LEWISTON MORNING TRIBUNE CONTINUE TO 5 BE DELIVERED TO THE LEGISLATURE. 6 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 7 WHEREAS, the Legislature of the State of Idaho is composed of citizen leg- 8 islators whose authority is derived from the people of the state whom they 9 represent; and 10 WHEREAS, the Legislature meets in the state capital, Boise, which is 11 geographically distant from much of the state and separated from the citizens; 12 and 13 WHEREAS, the Legislature has continually sought to bring the citizens 14 closer to the business conducted in Boise through more open meetings, more 15 public debate, and greater access through telephone, computer and other con- 16 nections; and 17 WHEREAS, among the most traditional, yet most effective, means of communi- 18 cation, the daily newspaper ranks as a superior resource to the Legislature; 19 and 20 WHEREAS, traditionally, the newspapers from throughout the state have been 21 delivered to the Legislature to facilitate the sense of community created by 22 daily contact with the issues and people at home; and 23 WHEREAS, the Lewiston Morning Tribune has been a reliable connection with 24 the northern portions of the state and has been a leading source of local and 25 state information and perspective. 26 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the Second Regular Ses- 27 sion of the Fifty-fifth Idaho Legislature, the Senate and the House of Repre- 28 sentatives concurring therein, that we express our appreciation for the deliv- 29 ery of the Lewiston Morning Tribune and the other local newspapers which have 30 been provided to the Legislature. We further express our concern that the Lew- 31 iston Morning Tribune will no longer be delivered and will leave a significant 32 void in the information resources provided to the Legislature. We urge and 33 request that the practice of delivering the Lewiston Morning Tribune be con- 34 tinued in order to sustain the essential access to the widest possible range 35 of information and viewpoint.