With the state facing a budget surplus for the first time since the recession hit, Gov. Butch Otter says he wants to see “an Idaho focused not on scarcity or what we lack, but on a more prosperous and hopeful future for all of us.” He said, “It's with that Idaho in mind that I set my top two budget and policy priorities for 2012 and this legislative session. And the reality is, those two priorities are inseparable - jobs and education. Almost everything we do this year will have an impact on those two priorities”/Betsy Russell, Eye On Boise. More here.
Other early highlights from State of the State:
- Otter: 'Our new normal'
- Otter calls for 'Hire One Vet' effort
- Otter pays to tribute to troops, those lost
- Otter: 'Sounds promising already'
Question: Do you agree with Gov. Butch Otter that the 2012 legislative focus should be on education & jobs?