Making The Grade: Sunshine law loophole

Posted at 5:41 PM, Feb 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-10 19:41:41-05

Organizers say the recall campaign against four West Ada School District trustees is a volunteer effort.

West Ada Board Meeting
Four West Ada school trustees face a possible recall on May 17 — prompting questions about whether the recall campaign has been funded by special interest groups.

Critics of the recall don’t buy it. They allege that the campaign is being fueled by “dark money” from special interests.

Trouble is, there’s no way of telling who is telling the truth. Idaho’s campaign disclosure law covers candidates and most political committees — and starting this year, it will cover many school board candidates as well. However, the state’s Sunshine Law does not cover local recall campaigns.

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