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THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018





Gov. Butch Otter discusses this year's legislative session at a press conference in his office in the Idaho state Capitol on Thursday, March 29, 2018. (The Spokesman-Review / Betsy Z. Russell)

Otter on legislative session: 'Proud of the work'

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter pointed to education improvements at the top of his list of what he saw as the accomplishments of this year’s legislative session, along with expanding behavioral health crisis centers; consolidating the state’s information technology services under the governor’s office; expanding the...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2018

TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2018

MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2018

FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018

THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2018

THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018


Otter reluctantly OKs bill tweaking Idaho math requirements

Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter says he has reluctantly allowed legislation eliminating the requirement for high school students to take math classes during their senior year to become law. Otter announced Wednesday that he feared the bill would undermine the state's investment in science and mathematics in Idaho's public education system. However...

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MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018

FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2018

Otter on CMS letter: 'Not a rejection, an invitation'

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has issued this statement on the Trump Administration’s letter yesterday notifying Idaho that its proposed “state-based” health insurance plans violate federal law and threatening enforcement action: “Contrary to news media interpretations, the letter from CMS Administrator Verma was not a rejection...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018

TUESDAY, FEB. 27, 2018

Idaho officials pitch health care plan to federal officials

Idaho officials pitched the state's plan for health care to federal officials, making a case to allow insurers to sell plans that don't comply with the Affordable Care Act. The Idaho Statesman reports Republican Gov. Butch Otter and Idaho Department of Insurance Director Dean Cameron met with top federal health care officials last weekend...

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MONDAY, FEB. 19, 2018

THURSDAY, FEB. 15, 2018


WEDNESDAY, FEB. 14, 2018

FRIDAY, FEB. 9, 2018

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 31, 2018

TUESDAY, JAN. 30, 2018

MONDAY, JAN. 29, 2018


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