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Otter on special session: ‘There is no alternative’

Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter takes questions after issuing a proclamation ordering a special session of the state legislature at the state Capitol building on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 in Boise, Idaho. Present were Director of Health and Welfare Dick Armstrong, left, and Lt. Gov. Brad Little, right. (AP / Otto Kitsinger)
Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter takes questions after issuing a proclamation ordering a special session of the state legislature at the state Capitol building on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 in Boise, Idaho. Present were Director of Health and Welfare Dick Armstrong, left, and Lt. Gov. Brad Little, right. (AP / Otto Kitsinger)

Here’s a link to my full story at spokesman.com on Gov. Butch Otter calling a special session of the Legislature to address the crisis in Idaho’s child support enforcement system, the first since special session of his three terms as governor. “There is no alternative,” Otter said. “We’ve discussed executive orders, we’ve discussed every other opportunity or possibility. … A special session, and a successful special session, is the only way that we can hold people personally responsible.” He said, “It’s the deadbeat parent that we’re after here, and it’s our responsibility to hold them responsible.” You can read the governor's proclamation here.



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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