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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

113 Days and Counting For Legislative Session

There's no end in sight for Idaho's legislative session. Yesterday, the 113th day of session, senators killed more than a dozen House bills, Gov. Butch Otter appealed for compromise, and House GOP leaders continued to back Otter's call for a gas tax increase to fund road maintenance. Why do I hear the circus theme music in my head every time I read an update on the session? Here's the latest.

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Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization (KMPO) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Kootenai County, Idaho. Federal law requires urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people to have an MPO. KMPO was formed in 2003, to provide coordinated transportation planning within Kootenai county for the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and the Coeur d'Alene tribe.

KMPO's Board of Directors oversees KMPO for Kootenai County, ID. KMPO's Executive Director and Staff are responsible for day-to-day operational and administrative needs.