Former Idaho Gov. Phil Batt will help current Gov. Butch Otter figure out what to do with the state's share of economic stimulus dollars, but it's clear Batt is not enamored of the $787 billion law.
So much so that the Republican Batt wrote a letter to the Statesman, praising Democratic Rep. Walt Minnick for voting no.
"I don't yet know if I'll back Mr. Minnick for re-election, but I want him to know that I appreciate him standing up for Idaho," Batt said in a letter in Monday's Statesman.