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Democrats demand reprimand of GOP Rep. Matt Shea

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Democrats in the state House of Representatives are demanding that conservative Republican Rep. Matt Shea be publicly reprimanded for extremist activities.The Democrats sent a letter Friday to House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox of Yelm, also demanding that Shea, of Spokane Valley, be removed as the top Republican on the House Committee on Environment and Energy.

Republicans to review Rep. Matt Shea's actions after session

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Republicans in the state House of Representatives will conduct a review of the actions of controversial state Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, after the current legislative session ends.Shea has been dogged this week by the release of text messages from 2017 in which he appeared to condone surveillance and even violence against political enemies.

Idaho House leader secretly records meetings

An Idaho House leader set up a security camera in his legislative office to record meetings with fellow lawmakers, lobbyists and constituents.  He says it's in response to the wave of sexual misconduct allegations erupting across the country.