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Otter Wants More Tax $$$ For Roads

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter urges lawmakers to support his transportation plan, which calls for gas tax increases and car and truck registration fee hikes to improve the state's roads in Boise, Idaho Tuesday February 10, 2009.  BETSY RUSSELL The Spokesman-Review (Betsy Russel / The Spokesman-Review)
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter urges lawmakers to support his transportation plan, which calls for gas tax increases and car and truck registration fee hikes to improve the state's roads in Boise, Idaho Tuesday February 10, 2009. BETSY RUSSELL The Spokesman-Review (Betsy Russel / The Spokesman-Review)

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter urges lawmakers to support his transportation plan, which calls for gas tax increases and car and truck registration fee hikes to improve the state's roads in Boise Tuesday. Eye On Boise story here. (Betsy Russell/SR)

Question: North Idahoans overwhelmingly oppose an increase in gas taxes and vehicle registrations to fix roads. Yet, Otter is moving ahead with a package of bills that includes these things. Is he tone death when it comes to North Idaho? Or doesn't he care what we think?



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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