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Remembering former Idaho Governor Phil Batt

C.L. Otter, Phil Batt, Cecil Andrus
John Miller
Former Gov. Phil Batt, right, with former governors Cecil Andrus, center, and Butch Otter, left, at a ceremony dedicating the Idaho Transportation Department headquarters in his name. Batt died Saturday on his 96th birthday.

Former Republican Gov. Phil Batt, widely viewed as one of the driving legislative forces behind Idaho's human rights laws and a respected onion farmer, has died at 96.

Stephani Witt, Professor and Director of Training at the Boise State School of Public Service, joined Idaho Matters as we look back at Gov. Batt's life and legacy.

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