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Otter: ‘Reflect the Idaho values you were sent here to represent’

Gov. Butch Otter is applauded by lawmakers and state officials at the close of his State of the State message (Betsy Russell)
Gov. Butch Otter is applauded by lawmakers and state officials at the close of his State of the State message (Betsy Russell)

“Ladies and gentlemen, look high above you,” Gov. Butch Otter told lawmakers as he concluded his State of the State message today. “Within this magnificent chamber so beautifully renovated just a few years ago, you see an Idaho sky through a vaulted dome of glass. This chamber, this building, this body has all the room that anyone could need to accommodate the biggest, loftiest and most meaningful ideas and actions.”

He said, “So as you begin your deliberations today, don’t limit yourselves. Think big. Be bold. Act decisively. Reflect the Idaho values you were sent here to represent.”



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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