A northern Idaho lawmaker is once again seeking to create a specialized license plate depicting a hotly disputed Idaho high school mascot.
The proposed plate would portray the Orofino "Maniac," a caricature mental health groups call offensive.
Republican Rep. Paul Shepherd of Riggins attempted to get approval for the license plate last year, but legislation failed to move out of committee.
However, this year, the Idaho Transportation and Defense Committee voted to send the bill to the House floor, but with the recommendation that the word "maniac" be removed from the proposed statute.
Orofino Councilwoman Jill Woolsey told the panel Thursday...