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Otter arrives in the House chamber

Gov. Butch Otter enters the House chamber for his State of the State message. (Betsy Russell)
Gov. Butch Otter enters the House chamber for his State of the State message. (Betsy Russell)

Gov. Butch Otter warmly greeted lawmakers as he arrived in the chamber. Then he began by apologizing - because he said this will be his longest State of the State message. He joked that it might be longer than the session. The governor then introduced his 95-year-old mother, adding, "Mom, you don't have to get up," but she did.



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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