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Schedule Shows Otter Dialing Back

Since his landslide re-election, Gov. Butch Otter is spending significantly less time in the office. Otter, 69, typically doesn’t show up at the office Mondays, instead scheduling “general office time” with no appointments. He works from home, according to a former chief of staff. Comparing 12-month periods from Otter’s third year in office with his fifth year, an Idaho Statesman analysis shows:

  • 27 percent fewer appointments, both official and unofficial.
  • 29 percent fewer hours scheduled for those appointments.
  • 33 percent less time spent traveling for official and unofficial purposes, both in Idaho and elsewhere.
  • 28 percent increase in personal and vacation days, with 41 days off during the business week over the year. (Complete column by Dan Popkey/Idaho Statesman here)

Question: Gov. Butch Otter says he's still fully engaged in the business of running Idaho. But his schedule so otherwise? What do you think?

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GOP Bus Tour To Hit Koot-Co Friday

The tour through Kootenai County will include a stop at the Spirit Lake City Park, a gathering at Golden Spike Estates in Rathdrum, greeting veterans at the American Legion Hall in Athol and shoppers at Super 1 in Hayden, and discussing economic development at Idaho Veneer in Post Falls. The bus will also stop for a gathering and press availability at the Kootenai County Republican Headquarters and North Idaho Victory Center in Coeur d’Alene. The Kootenai County leg of the tour will conclude with the candidates greeting fans and serving hotdogs to the attendees of the Lake City – Sandpoint football game at Lake City High School. More including scheduled stops here.

Question: Are you planning to see top Idaho Republicans when they make a bus stop near your community Friday?

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