Some Idahoans urge lawmakers to stop funding vacant Governor's Mansion atop Simplot Hill
Eric Fink reports Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
J.R. Simplot donated the famous Governor's Mansion atop Simplot Hill to the state of Idaho in 2004.
For eight years, the mansion has often stood empty. But, this landmark vacancy comes at a price.
Tthe maintanence on the mansion costs the state almost $180,000 year.
Now, some citizens are urging lawmakers to stop funding the mansion and redirect the thousands of dollars for other purposes. Others argue the mansion is a piece of history and the property must continue to receive state funding because of its landmark status.
Reporter Eric Fink talks with citizens and lawmakers about the future of the Simplot Mansion.