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Otter Finds Fig Leaves In Highway Poll

Idaho Gov. C.L. (Butch) Otter says he has to poll his constituents before he commences with another attempt to replenish the transportation account. Why? What could a poll tell Otter about highway funding that seven years at the helm of state government has not taught him already? That's not to say the James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy at the University of Idaho is wasting its time. Surveying 1,200 Idahoans next month about transportation helps fill a vacuum left by Boise State University discontinuing its yearly taking of the public policy pulse. Just the same, (here's some things) Otter already knows (More here)/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune.

Question: If you'd been governor for 7 years, would you need a poll to determine where the Idaho Transportation budget needed replenishing?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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