ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here
Archive

Eye On Boise

Otter: ‘The people of Idaho need good roads’

Otter’s message as lawmakers leave town: “If an admittedly stop-gap measure can provide a level of certainty and predictability, this is it. Our work is just beginning, but this will enable us to meet our most immediate needs … while planning how best to pay for the maintenance, repair and improvement projects that our $16 billion highway system so badly needs.” He added, “This was never about any particular way of generating the revenue we need to fulfill this proper role of government. This was about acknowledging the challenge and making a commitment now to meeting it. That’s been achieved.”

In a news release, Otter said, “I’m pleased that this agreement focuses on the need for continuing sources of revenue to meet our responsibilities, to help ensure the safety of our people and the vitality of our economy. This plan reflects the understanding that the people of Idaho need good roads, and that it is state government’s job to respond efficiently and effectively to that need.”


Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Eye On Boise

Get blog updates by email

About this blog

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

Named best state-based political blog in Idaho for 2013 by The Fix

Latest comments »

Read all the posts from recent conversations on Eye On Boise.

Search this blog
Subscribe to this blog
ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here