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Allred blasts Otter over DentaQuest

Democratic candidate for governor Keith Allred is blasting Gov. Butch Otter over the DentaQuest contract issue, on which Otter today announced a reversal, keeping all previously contracted dentists in the state Medicaid contract. Otter's announcement came after a meeting with stakeholders he convened today. "There's a right way and a wrong way to make changes," Allred said in a statement. "Butch Otter's 'just kidding' style of leadership is reckless." He said Otter has "repeatedly made decisions which needed to be hastily reconsidered," from eliminating state funding for parks and Idaho Public Television to pushing for a gas tax increase in 2008 and 2009. You can read Allred's full statement here.

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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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