Gov. Butch Otter, responding to cabin owners’ concerns, said, “This is going to give us at least a point of beginning, and … I’m willing to do anything to divest ourselves of these headaches (which drew laughter from the audience), these cabin leases. I never felt that that was proper. … They were all done for good and pure purposes. But I’m going to stick with the subcommittee’s recommendations now, and if for no other reason to move forward, beginning today.” Otter indicated he may or may not be chairing the Land Board a year from now - an election lies between now and then. “If that’s changed a year from now, whoever changes it, fine, but I’m going forward,” he declared.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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