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Otter decides to break silence on amendments, earlier said he’d take no position

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press:  BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Republican Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has abandoned his silence — at least partially — on three constitutional amendments on the Nov. 2 ballot. Earlier this week, he declined to take a position. His rival, Democratic candidate Keith Allred, supports all three. Otter now says he supports letting 11 municipal power companies sign longterm energy contracts, without a vote of the people. But he’s still deciding on the other two amendments. They’d allow publicly owned airports and hospitals to take on debt without an election, provided revenue, not taxes, covers the projects being financed. Otter says he’s still waiting to hear if public projects in other states financed by revenue bonds ever left taxpayers on the hook in the event of a default. His says his support will depend on whether he’s satisfied taxpayers are protected.

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

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