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MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017

Of legislative rules, vetoes and time limits... 

Rep. Judy Boyle, R-Midvale, is taking issue with something I said on Friday’s “Idaho Reports” program, when I said there’s “no limit” on how long the Legislature takes to present a bill to the governor, and she’s got a good point. As Boyle points out, in the Joint Rules of the Senate and House...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017

Group of lawmakers files suit over grocery tax repeal veto

A group of 30 lawmakers, including some legislative leaders, is urging the Idaho Supreme Court to overturn a nearly 40-year-old ruling on when the governor can veto a bill. According to the lawsuit filed Wednesday, lawmakers contend that Gov. Butch Otter violated the Idaho Constitution earlier this year when he vetoed a proposal that would...

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2017

Nate, Zollinger say Otter missed veto deadline on grocery tax bill, threaten to sue 13 

Two eastern Idaho state representatives and a former GOP congressional candidate are threatening to sue to overturn Gov. Butch Otter’s veto of the grocery tax repeal bill, contending it occurred after the deadline and the bill actually became law without Otter’s signature, reports Melissa Davlin of Idaho Public Television. You can read Davlin’s...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017

Otter vetoes grocery tax repeal, saying costs 'too high' 11 

The governor of Idaho has vetoed a legislative measure that would have repealed the state's 6 percent sales tax on groceries, the AP reports. Gov. Butch Otter rejected the tax repeal Tuesday evening. Otter wrote in his veto message that the costs of the proposal are too high and the potential for imminent financial need too great...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017

MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, flanked by, from left, GOP state Sens. Chuck Winder, Bart Davis, Marv Hagedorn and Fred Martin, responds to the just-completed legislative session at a press conference in his office Monday. (Betsy Z. Russell)

Otter responds to legislative session; full story 

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter said Monday that he gives lawmakers high marks for their just-completed legislative session – but also some “incompletes” – and he wouldn’t say whether he’d sign or veto key pieces of legislation, including the bill to repeal Idaho’s 6 percent sales tax on groceries...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017

10-day veto deadline starts for Otter on grocery tax bill

A proposal to repeal the state's 6 percent sales tax on groceries has been sent to Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's office, kicking off the 10-day deadline the Republican governor has to either veto or approve the bill. According to House Chief Clerk Carrie Maulin, the grocery tax repeal bill was transmitted to the governor's desk Friday...

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MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017


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