The importance of this feature article is how irrelevant the governor and the rural dominated legislature are to the economic well being of most Idahoans-
Free Fall’s Over, but Where Are We Landing? By Peter S. Goodman. New York Times.
This article is a bit unusual for this blog, but a continuing theme here is that Idaho politics and its economic policy is dominated by a landed (almost feudal) elite with beliefs that were out of date 50 years ago. Idaho’s political system contains an incredible amount of inertia, and it shows up not just in wildlife policy and politics.
The recession in Idaho’s effect and efforts to fight have depended almost entirely on what the Administration does or doesn’t do. That’s my take.