- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho lawmakers are starting the 2016 legislative session with a lesson in civility.

Legislative leaders invited members of the National Institute for Civil Discourse, based in Arizona, to host a voluntary workshop on Tuesday. The 2016 Idaho Legislature started on Monday.

House Speaker Scott Bedke of Oakley says legislative leaders have held workshops at the beginning of each session for the past four years. Bedke added that that he believes Idaho lawmakers are already fairly civil, but it doesn’t hurt to have a reminder.

Carolyn Lukensmeyer, executive director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse, says Tuesday’s event will focus solely on how lawmakers interact with each other and not the media or the public.

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide