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Mon., Jan. 7, 2013, 12:20 p.m.

Otter pitches ‘Hire One Hero’ program

A legislative initiative Gov. Butch Otter is outlining is an expansion of the “Hire One Act” that he successfully pushed for in 2011. The new legislation would clarify the existing tax credit for new employees, plus add $1,000 to the employer’s credit if the new worker is a veteran. The governor is calling it the “Hire One Hero” program. “My new legislation is intended to provide one more reason for employers to consider veterans, besides their skills, training and work ethic,” the governor said. It’s unclear at this point what the cost of the changes will be, but it could be as much as $11 million per year.

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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