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‘I’m a user-pay guy’

Gov. Butch Otter says on Friday,
Gov. Butch Otter says on Friday, "I'm a user-pay guy." (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)

"I'm a user-pay guy, and the people that buy gasoline use the roads," Gov. Butch Otter said, explaining why he wanted a gas tax hike to fix roads. But he said more than that, he wants revenue to fix the roads, and he wants certainty that the fixes will happen. He said, "I would like to see another source of dedicated funding," other than the state's general fund.

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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