Was that today? Cursive bill put on hold

Turns out that it isn’t just students who have to ask for an extension.

Sometimes legislators have to do the same.

Sen. Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene

House Concurrent Resolution 3 — the proposal to encourage cursive writing instruction in Idaho elementary schools — was on the docket for a final Senate vote this morning.

The schedule caught floor sponsor Bob Nonini, R-Coeur d’Alene, unawares.

“My mistake totally,” Nonini told senators. “I’m not prepared.”

Nonini had to ask senators for unanimous consent to hold the cursive bill for one day. No one objected, so the resolution is on tap for Senate debate Thursday.

Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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