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Public Hearing On Vacant Governor’s Mansion Today

The public will have a chance to weigh in on the state’s vacant governor’s mansion this afternoon at the State Capitol.

The mansion, which hasn’t been lived in since the Simplot family donated it in 2004, made headlines earlier this year after a Democratic lawmaker said the state shouldn’t continue to pay to maintain the home.

Data StateImpact obtained through a public records request show the hilltop mansion has been used 42 times in three years, while costing more than $100,000 per year in upkeep.

The hearing is at 4:30 p.m. MST at the State Capitol.


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