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Mon., Jan. 6, 2014, 1:28 p.m.

Otter: ‘Put Aside Partisanship’

In his State of the State speech today, Gov. Butch Otter told Idaho legislators:

“I firmly believe that the kind of conservative, sustainable policies I’ve outlined today are the best way to protect our traditional values while strengthening the foundation of our future,” Gov. Butch Otter told lawmakers this morning in his State of the State message, which ran a bit over half an hour. “Our path is as straightforward but as challenging as living within our means. It is as simple but as complex as making government better without growing it bigger. It will require us to put aside partisanship and personal ambition in the public interest. And in this even-numbered year it will demand of us – as I’ve said before – a willingness to look beyond the next election to Idaho’s next generation.”

More of Eye on Boise report re: governor's State of the State address:

Question: Put aside partisanship? Has Gov. Otter become a Coeur d'Alene centrist?

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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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