Data Show State Used Vacant Governor’s Mansion 42 Times In Three Years

Jul 6, 2012

Idaho’s never-lived-in governor’s mansion will cost the state about $180,000 to maintain from now until next July.

The state has justified that cost by saying the mansion is frequently used by government departments and the first family.  So, we wanted to know just how often it’s used, and how much rent it brings in on a yearly basis.

The hilltop house was donated to the state by the Simplot family in 2005.  The Idaho Department of Administration has kept track of state agency events at the mansion since 2009.   Click here to continue reading...