Former Gov. Phil Batt dies

Former Gov. Butch Otter is shown here with the late Phill Batt and Gov. Brad Little during a ceremony where Batt received the “Idaho Medal of Achievement” Award in 2019. Batt died on Saturday.

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Governor Brad Little ordered the immediate lowering of U.S. and State of Idaho flags to honor former Governor Phil Batt, who passed away peacefully at his home Saturday, on his 96th birthday.

“Governor Phil Batt was the epitome of a public servant, having served as Governor, Lt. Governor, and Senator. His legacy is distinguished by his unrelenting human rights leadership, determined fiscal conservatism, and enduring love of Idaho.

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