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Edit: Idaho’s Gov. Compliance

No Idaho politician on the scene today has spent more energy complaining about the heavy hand of the federal government than Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter. Says Otter, the feds impose top-down mandates that are ruinous to Idaho businesses and onerous to Idaho citizens. It is fiscally irresponsible. And it mismanages Idaho's public forests and range land. In his 2010 State of the State address, the governor objected to "the federal government in its infinite wisdom ... casting aside the collective judgment of the people born to this land and who care most about it in favor of bureaucratic nonsense and an invitation to endless court battles. ..."/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Isn't it amusing how quickly Gov. Otter jumped from the states' rights horse when the US Department of Energy wanted to ship nuclear waste to us?

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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