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Gov. Otter To Visit Castleford
The town of Castleford will be hosting Governor Butch Otter for his “Capital for a Day” program.  The Governor will be in Castleford June 13th  from 9 until 3 meeting with local leaders and residents, at the Castleford Community Center at 475 Main St.
Otter Veto’s Federal Health Care rejection Bill
Governor butch otter has vetoed a controversial bill that would have blocked portions of the federal health insurance overhaul in Idaho, but instead has issued an executive order targeted at the reforms.  Otter said Wednesday that while he is among the strongest opponents of the health care law, the…
Final Education Bill On Gov. Otter’s Desk
Lawmakers have sent the final piece of a plan to reform Idaho's public schools to the governor's desk, following three months of fierce debate that dominated the 2011 session.  The Idaho House voted 44-26 on Friday to pass final piece of the reform package authored by schools chief To…
Law Makers Revive Tax Benefit Job Growth Plan
Governor Butch Otter has revived efforts in the Idaho Legislature to boost the struggling economy by giving businesses tax incentives to create new jobs.  A bill unveiled this morning would give businesses a series of tax credits, ranging from 2 percent to 6 percent of a new employee's gr…
Governor signs “Bath Salts” Ban Into Law

It’s official..Governor Butch Otter has signed into a law a measure that bans so called “bath salts” in Idaho. The state adopted a temporary ban last year on the chemicals used to make Spice, which is a synthetic marijuana. Idaho drug czar Debbie Field says once the state adopted the temporary Spice…