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Otter: Education is state’s top economic priority

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has sent a  guest opinion out to Idaho newspapers declaring that education is the state's top economic priority. “We have a variety of incentive programs designed to foster business opportunities in Idaho, but the most important thing we’re able to provide is our people,” the governor writes. “Idahoans are creative, resourceful and hard working – exactly what growing businesses need. But we also need to provide graduates who are prepared. Education is the key to higher-paying jobs.” Click below to read his full article. 

Otter op-ed: ‘Idaho sets example of responsible governance’

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has sent out a guest opinion entitled, “Leaner, more focused government must be our new normal,” that already has appeared in the Capitol Hill newspaper “Roll Call,” in which he says Idaho sets “an example of responsible governance for the rest of America.” Otter says the state did that by not raising taxes and balancing its budget. “It wasn't easy, and it wasn't always popular,” he writes. Click below for his full opinion piece.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

Named best state-based political blog in Idaho for 2013 by The Fix

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