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C.L. "BUTCH" OTTER
GOVERNOR

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 19, 2017
17:041

CONTACT: Jon Hanian
(208) 334-2100

 

 

 

GOVERNOR OTTER REACTS TO IDAHO SUPREME COURT RULING ON CONSTITUTIONALITY OF VETO

(BOISE) – Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter issued the following statement today in reaction to the Idaho Supreme Court’s 4-1 decision on Tuesday upholding his veto of House Bill 67, which would have removed the State’s 6-percent sales tax on groceries.

“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."

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