Idaho Reports: A closer look at Gov. Butch Otter's call for more volunteer fire protection districts

In his State of the State speech today, Gov. Butch Otter asked the Legislature to approve $400,000 to help local landowners fight range and forest fires themselves. The idea is based on a fire protection district formed by Mountain Home-area ranchers last fall.

The Idaho Reports crew delved into this idea up in Featherville this fall, and we aired the segment in last week's show:

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All this is is another

All this is is another taxing district; another way to collect taxes on private real property. Until the exemptions are eliminated from churches, etc. We do not need more taxing entities.

Great example

Great example of fiscal tea conservative thinking. Until the church pays, everybody else can just burn.

Perfect.

I've already got the coatcheck and waiter job down there!

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LOL, they aren't going to

LOL, they aren't going to burn. Talk about going over board. You pay for fire protection now. Fire protection district will be nothing more than another admistrative taxing entity. Do some research on taxing districts.

You've entirely missed the point, Rose!

It's the TRAINING, not the TAXES!

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Training for what? Training

Training for what? Training to pay more in taxes?

Even firemen need training. My dad was a volunteer fireman.

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