If you want to get an insider's view of the Boulder-White Clouds, you might join former Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus and Rick Johnson, director of the Idaho Conservation League, at the next Andrus Center for Public Policy "Politics for Lunch," Jan. 28.
Both of them met President Barack Obama Wednesday at Boise State University and they have been talking to others in his administration along with GOP Rep. Mike Simpson, who is gearing up to introduce a new version of his Central Idaho Economic Development and Recreation Act.
They intend to answer the question: Is national monument status the end game, or just a means to address the political forces that continue to block passage of Simpson's bill?
The Andrus Center is located in Bodo, 301 S Capitol. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and speakers begin at noon.
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You can read my story about Obama and the Boulder-White Clouds here. Andrus also said some provocative things to the Washington Post.
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