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Otter opposition to new liquor stores puzzles lawmakers

Idaho’s state liquor dispensary could serve a growing customer base better and make more profit if it opened three new stores, but Gov. Butch Otter opposes the move as growth in government. Otter recommended against the three new stores – one of which would be in the Coeur d’Alene/Post Falls area – in his proposed state budget for next year, lawmakers learned Thursday. Read the full story here in today’s Spokesman-Review.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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