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In the state whose officials seem to want never to be outdone in their castigation of government, you get something like this and wonder where the next shriek will come from …

On Tuesday, the state Land Board, chaired by Gov. Butch Otter, approved an $85,000 public relations plan calling for plaques proclaiming Idaho’s ownership to be stuck on state-owned commercial properties, including office and retail buildings in downtown Boise, and a self-storage facility to the city’s southwest.

No doubt all the agencies and services facing severe budgetary cutbacks will be delighted about that spending choice …

Not aware, BTW, of any comparable program in Oregon or Washington, those more governmentally-oriented states …

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