Printed on: January 08, 2013


"You all know how I feel about

Obamacare. I will continue encouraging and supporting efforts by our Idaho congressional delegation and many others to repeal and replace the law. But the fact remains that for now and for the foreseeable future it is the law. And as responsible elected officials we're sworn to uphold the rule of law -- not just those laws that we support. So I urge you to look beyond the important work of changing a misguided federal law to the essential task at hand for those of us in this chamber today -- preserving for Idaho citizens the option of having a voice in how one element of that law is implemented. I soon will be introducing legislation affirming my decision.''

Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter during his State of the State address Monday