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Idaho Gov. Otter Urges Supreme Court to Wait for Idaho
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Butch Otter says the U.S. Supreme Court should wait until it receives arguments from Idaho before deciding a case involving gay marriage in the United States.  Attorneys Gene Schaerr and Tom Perry filed arguments in a friend-of-the-court brief for a petition…
Idaho GOP State Rep. Blasts State Government Deal-Making
State Rep. Judy Boyle represents the Midvale area.  She is also on the House Education Committee.  Her "Letter to the Editor" today is going to raise some eyebrows at the State Capital as she blasts the Otter administration for "crony capitalism in action...
Sage Grouse Recommendations In Governor’s Hands
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A 16-member task force appointed by Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter to figure out a way to   dissuade the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from listing sage grouse as an endangered species has submitted its recommendations to the governor...
Buhl Woman to Serve on Fish and Game Commission
(KLIX)-There are two knew appointments to the Idaho Fish and Game Commission. Governor Otter Announced the appointments of commissioners of Regions 4 and 7. Region 4 is the Magic Valley and Joan Hurlock of Buhl, will take over Dr. Wayne Wright position...
Gov. Otter Adds to Education Campaign
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A retiring state lawmaker has joined Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's campaign to retain new education laws that limit collective bargaining while phasing laptops into the classroom and making online learning a requirement. State Rep...
Gov. Otter Signs Public School Funding Bill
(AP) - Idaho Gov. "Butch" Otter has signed a 2013 funding plan for public schools that includes funds for the state's new education reforms, including merit pay bonuses and laptops. The budget includes $1.27 billion in state general funding, a $56 million bump over the current fiscal year.…
Texting Bill Awaits Governor’s Signature
A bill that will make texting while driving illegal in Idaho is now awaiting Gov. Butch Otter's signature.  Lawmakers admit that enforcing an anti-texting law will be difficult, but say that enforcement isn't the main purpose of the legislation.  Driver safety is foremost and thi…
Gov. Otter Seeks Help To Lower Business Taxes
Governor “Butch” Otter was in Twin Falls yesterday speaking to a group at the Twin Falls Chamber of Commerce.  Otter was asking area business owners for help in getting some tax relief for business from the Idaho Legislature.
Gov. Otter Signs Bill To Boost Business
(AP)  Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has signed legislation creating a $5 million plan intended to bolster
university research and businesses that  can help grow Idaho's economy. Otter's signature this week caps one of his chief priorities heading into the 2012 Legislat…
State Honors Japanese Americans
Monday was a Day of Remembrance for those interned and those Japanese-Americans who fought in WWII, even while some of their families were interned. Men, women, and children, mostly U.S. citizens not guilty of any crime, were held in internment camps for more than three years.
Otter to Oregon Gov: Have Some More Wolves
Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has offered to send Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber 150 wolves, saying his own state has a few of the predators to spare.  Monday's offer came in a tongue-in-cheek letter where Otter sarcastically apologized to Kitzhaber after an Idaho hunter kill…
Idaho Schools In Line For More Money In 2013
State spending on public schools is in line for a $30 million increase under Gov. Otter's proposed budget for next year. Public schools chief Tom Luna wanted at least $60 million of a projected state surplus to go toward public education in the fiscal year that starts July 1.
Sun Valley Becomes Capital For A Day
Governor Butch Otter and other state leaders helped mark Sun Valley's 75th anniversary yesterday by  declaring it capital for the day.
The event is the governor's way of bringing his office and other state agencies each month to communities of Idaho that aren't close to the State …
Report: Otter to Seek Re-election in 2014
Idaho Governor Butch Otter is announcing that he will seek re-election in 2014. According to Idaho’s News Channel 7 Jon Hanian, Otter's Press Secretary and Debbie Field, who works on Otter's fundraisers, both confirm he made the announcement to a Governor’s …
Otter Cautions State Agenices Regarding Budget
Idaho Governor butch Otter is cautioning state agencies their budget plans for the next fiscal year could be trimmed after state tax revenues came in about $5.4 million below projections during the month of November. In a letter Wednesday, Otter told members of his cabinet that with the new numbers,…
Idaho Will Plug Nose And Take Federal Money…Again.
Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has decided not to pass up millions of federal dollars to help set up health insurance exchanges in Idaho because dismissing the money could allow Washington to impose a plan that may not work for Idaho.  In a statement Tuesday, Otter said it was a difficult choice …

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