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“We Don’t Want It–We Unloaded It On You!”

The State of Idaho wants to give its governor's residence back to the family who donated it, but the family doesn't want it.I saw a story this week about the official governor’s residence in Idaho.

Seems the house is a money pit and the state wants to give it back to the family who donated it.

But the family doesn’t want it back.

You know what they say: No good deed goes unpunished:

By JOHN MILLER
Associated Press
BOISE, Idaho (AP) – The hilltop mansion was a gift to Idaho from potato magnate J.R. Simplot, meant as a residence befitting the governor.

Instead, it’s become a money pit, costing more annually to maintain than the median price of a Boise-area home. What’s more, Idaho’s current governor won’t even live there.

Public outcry was on display this week at a hearing over the house’s future, where a majority of those who spoke recommended either selling the place or returning it to Simplot’s family.

But as Idaho has discovered, it’s easier to take a mansion than it is to give it back: The heirs to the self-made billionaire who died in 2008 at age 99 don’t want it.

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