Jerome Is Capital For Idaho Today


By Paul Johnson

Jerome, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter is in Jerome today. That’s because he has made the city the “Capital For a day”. Governor Otter brings State government to Idahoans living outside Boise each month by making a different town in Idaho the state’s “Capital for a Day.” The meetings provide local residents an opportunity to have open discussions about government issues with Governor Otter, members of his Cabinet and other senior State officials.

The Governor will conduct business from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jerome Public Library, 100 1st Avenue East in Jerome.
Governor Otter also will join local officials and residents at noon for a no-host luncheon at the Jerome Senior Center.

State officials joining Governor Otter at Capital for a Day will include Lieutenant Governor Brad Little, Idaho State Department of Agriculture Director Celia Gould, Department of Labor Director Roger Madsen, Department of Insurance Director Bill Deal, Idaho Tax Commission Chairman Rich Jackson, Division of Financial Management Administrator Jani Revier, Office of Energy Resources Administrator John Chatburn, Office of Species Conservation Administrator Dustin Miller; Colonel Brad Richy, administrator of the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security; and Idaho Department of Fish and Game Deputy Director Jim Unsworth. Also on hand will be senior representatives from the Idaho Department of Commerce, Idaho Transportation Department, Idaho Department of Water Resources, and the State Department of Education.

“Jerome is at the heart of the Magic Valley and at the center of southern Idaho’s growing agriculture industry,” Governor Otter said. “There have always been hot-button issues associated with our farms, ranches and value-added processing operations. And it’s always been my view that folks who live closest to the land are its best stewards, and that local citizens are best positioned to make tough choices about their community. I look forward to hearing how we can best support and enable those local solutions while continuing to promote growth and prosperity.”

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