Advertise Here

Huckleberries Online

Dems Respond To Otter Ed Proposals

House and Senate Democrats, responding today to Gov. Butch Otter’s State of the State message yesterday, pledged to work with majority Republicans, but also outlined sharp differences, especially over funding priorities. “Our budgeting shows our values,” said House Minority Leader John Rusche, D-Lewiston, pictured. “Idaho’s public schools have seen deep cuts. The majority claims that these cuts were unfortunate results of a national recession. We strongly disagree. These cuts were choices, intentional and deliberate.” He said, “Idaho budget policy is starving schools. Every community that has had to pass a school override levy to pay for basic school costs understands that this is true. Every rural school district that has had to drop from offering school five days a week down to four days a week knows this is true”/Betsy Russell, Eye on Boise. More here.

Question: Do you believe that the Otter administration/Legislature cut school budgets, as a result of the Great Recession, or did they take advantage of the recession to cut education budget more than necessary?

Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Huckleberries Online

Get blog updates by email

About this blog

D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

Find DFO on Facebook

DFO on Twitter

Betsy Russell on Twitter

HBO newsmakers Twitter list

Latest comments »

Read all the posts from recent conversations on Huckleberries Online.

Take this week's news quiz ›
Search this blog
Subscribe to this blog
Advertise Here