Governor Otter To Rescue SB1067
Governor Otter will hold a news conference Wednesday Morning at 10:30am to discuss the child welfare system. Expect the governor to call the Idaho legislature back to Boise for a special session to settle the issue involving SB 1067 once and for all. Sources close to the governor's office have described the record number of phone calls his office has received from outraged voters. They want this issue to go away and they understand that time is of the essence.
I believe the legislature will be called back no later than the end of May. This gives the state time to reach an agreement before federal penalties kick in. The big question may be how long the session will last at a cost of $30,000-$45,000 per day? Representative Malek told us he expects the session to last for more than one day. He cited that the SB 1067 session could result in several days of debate before the vote.
Sources close to influential legislators have told us they believe the governor has the votes to pass SB 1067. Pro SB 1067 folks have been aggressive lobbying their fellow legislators to insure the vote count.
Governor Otter told us he would not call a special session until he has the votes. So you don't need to be Sherlock Holmes to figure out what the press conference will be about Wednesday Morning. Is this the right move for Idaho? Join me Wednesday Morning as we discuss on 580 KIDO.