Recent news about Idaho selling 41 percent of its public lands shows why 1st District voters must elect James Piotrowski to Congress.
Piotrowski will make sure that Idaho’s public lands stay in public hands — his opponent advocates turning them over to state control.
State control would be disastrous: Fire suppression alone would cost too much. Eventually, legislators would have to raise taxes or sell land just to pay fire bills. Sales would lock Idahoans out of their favorite outdoor places.
If you love Idaho’s outdoors, vote for Piotrowski in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Retire Raul Labrador this fall.
Bruce Johnstone, Boise