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Otter: Court ruling may mean changes in legislative process, more transparency

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter issued this statement on the Idaho Supreme Court’s ruling upholding his veto of the grocery tax repeal bill:

“I appreciate the Supreme Court’s thorough and scholarly analysis of all the issues involved in this case. I am pleased that my veto was upheld. But more than that, I applaud the Court’s conclusion that a bill can only become law if it is presented to the Governor before the Legislature adjourns sine die. That may require changes in how the people’s business is done. I hope the result will provide greater transparency in the lawmaking process.”

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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