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NEWS RELEASE….
 
Gooding To Host Governor Otter’s December Capitol For A Day
 
Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter announced today that the Magic Valley community of Gooding will host the next Capitol for a Day on Monday, December 18, 2017.
 
Governor Otter brings State government to Idahoans living outside Boise each month by making a different town in Idaho the state’s “Capitol for a Day”. The meetings provide local residents an opportunity to have open discussions about government issues and public policy with Governor Otter, members of his Cabinet and other senior State Officials. 
 
The Capitol for a Day on December 18th is scheduled from 9 am to 3 pm at the Gooding Basque Center, 285 Euskadi Lane in Gooding. 
 
State officials joining Governor Otter and First Lady Lori Otter at Capitol for a Day include Lieutenant Governor Brad Little, Idaho Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Burdick, State Department of Agriculture Director Celia Gould, Department of Environmental Quality Director John Tippets, Department of Lands Director Tom Schultz, Department of Water Resources Director Gary Spackman, Idaho Lottery Director and State Liquor Division Administrator Jeff Anderson, Idaho State Police Colonel Ked Wills, Department of Commerce Chief Operations Officer Bobbi Jo Meuleman, Division of Building Safety Administrator Chris Jensen, Office of Species Conservation Administrator Dustin Miller and Idaho Rural Partnership Executive Director Jon Barrett. The Department of Fish and Game, Health and Welfare, Labor and Transportation also will have regional officials on hand to take questions. 
 
“Gooding has a rich historical legacy, both in agriculture and government. After all, both the city and county are named for a farmer and prominent local sheep man named Frank Gooding who went on to become a US Senator and Governor of Idaho,” Governor Otter said. “Now southern Idaho’s booming diary industry is driving growth in the Gooding area, but folks here are interested as ever in how State government manages our resources and handles their tax dollars. Capitol for a Day is a great chance for them to find out firsthand.”