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To Otter: ‘You Killed American Dream’

Idaho lawmakers closed up the 2011 legislative session Thursday by sending a flurry of new bills to Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter. United Vision for Idaho had some some paperwork for Otter Thursday: a 140-page petition protesting much of the legislation. "We're gutting Medicare. We're gutting education," said Adrienne Evans, UVI's executive director. "We're taking everything out of the hands of people who have helped build Idaho and that can't continue." Evans and her colleagues presented a petition with 2,350 signatures and comments, including: "You have killed the American dream for my husband and me." "I'm ashamed of my state." "Don't cut my taxes. Let my kids have good public schools"/Jody May-Chang, Boise Weekly. More here.

Question: How long will it take Otter to put these petitions in the circular file?

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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