Idaho governor has unfettered chance to cut state rules

  • In this Jan. 3, 2019 photo, Idaho Gov.-elect Brad Little answers a reporter’s question at the State Capitol building in Boise, Idaho. Republican Gov. Brad Little says Idahoans can trust him to do the right thing after the Legislature handed him sweeping authority to eliminate thousands of state-approved rules going back decades that touch on just about every aspect of daily life. Little on Tuesday, April 16, said he doesn’t view the unusual power handed the executive branch this year as an opportunity to do mischief. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger, File)

BOISE, Idaho — Idahoans can trust him to do the right thing, Republican Gov Brad Little said, after the Legislature handed him sweeping authority to eliminate thousands of state-approved rules without public participation or lawmaker oversight.

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