Idaho lawmaker asks to have own ethics examined

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 3, 2014 at 2:22 p.m.



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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho lawmaker is asking the House to convene an ethics committee after she failed to disclose a conflict of interest when she voted against legislation that could have hurt her financially.

Republican Rep. Shannon McMillan, from Silverton, apologized in the Idaho House Monday and asked that an ethics committee be convened to examine her actions when she voted against a bill that would allow legislators to have their state paychecks garnished for state court judgments.

The Spokesman-Review (http://bit.ly/1kPeBHL ) reports McMillan has multiple civil judgments against her, and one attempt to garnish her state paycheck was denied because, as a lawmaker, she is exempt from state garnishments.

McMillan was one of only two House votes against the bill on Wednesday. It is now in the Senate.

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