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Otter Won’t Criticize Paranoid 9

In her full story on Gov. Butch Otter's decision to call a special session to fix the Child Support system mess, Betsy Russell reports:

Otter declined to criticize the nine House committee members who killed the bill. “We need to move forward,” he said. “People that pursue these issues are sincere. And they feel they know what they know and they’re going to act on that knowledge. And I can never criticize a person for what their belief is. But what we’ve tried to stress on everybody is that each of those representatives, each of those senators, represent 47,000 people. And we can actually, (Health & Welfare Director) Dick (Armstrong) can by zip code, we can tell ‘em how many of these dependent folks, how many of these kids are in their district. We can tell ‘em right down to the number.”

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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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