Thats a bit of a hair-split, but Otter went a small step further, and wrote a cautionary note with his non-signature.
The fund is controlled by Otter, House Speaker Lawerence Denney, Senate President Bob Geddes, House Appropriations Chairwoman Maxine Bell, and Senate Finance Chairman Dean Cameron, all Republicans. The language about the funds use is extremely vagueit is tentatively supposed to be used to maintain the economic stability of the state or the delivery of necessary state services.
The small group controlling the money concerned the Idaho Attorney Generals Office. In his note, Otter now says he shares the AGs concerns.
While I support this legislations safeguard for Idahos rural, resource-dependent communities against federal government neglect, I refuse to be an active party to the Legislatures usurpation of executive authority, Otter wrote.