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Otter in inaugural address: Emergency cuts should become 'standard operating'

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter gives his second inaugural address, on the steps of the state Capitol in Boise on Friday (Betsy Russell)
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter gives his second inaugural address, on the steps of the state Capitol in Boise on Friday (Betsy Russell)

In his second inaugural address, Gov. Butch Otter had this message: The steps Idaho has taken to cope with an unprecedented economic downturn are going to become the new normal and "standard operating practices" for his administration. "Over the next four years you can expect my administration to keep building partnerships for addressing some of our most pressing challenges, to keep clearing the way for entrepreneurs to create more career opportunities and to keep protecting our Idaho way of life," the governor said. "You will see that what started as emergency measures taken in response to the great rec'ession's impact on Idaho become standard operating practices of our state government, permament changes in how we have done business, aimed at leaving a smaller, better defined and more constructive imprint on our people's lives."




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