Gov. Butch Otter went home sick yesterday and was bad enough off that he went to the doctor, only to find out he has bronchitis. “He just sounds terrible,” said Jon Hanian, Otter’s press secretary. Otter’s scheduled to give a big speech today to the Associated Taxpayers of Idaho conference where he’ll unveil his transportation proposal to an audience that includes much of the state Legislature. He won’t be able to do it in person now, but he’s sending his chief of staff, Jason Kreizenbeck, to deliver it for him. “He would be there if he could,” Hanian said.
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