Stories tagged: Butch Otter
UPDATED: Mon., May 22, 2017, 11:30 p.m.
Idaho Supreme Court limits issues in grocery tax case
The Idaho Supreme Court on Monday limited the issues that the state can address in its upcoming arguments over Gov. Butch Otter’s disputed veto of legislation to repeal the state’s …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
N. Idaho counties get federal disaster declaration for flood damage
Eight northern and north-central Idaho counties have been approved for federal disaster declarations, allowing federal funds to help with flood recovery efforts.
Thu., May 18, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
Otter appoints new members to Oil and Gas Commission
Gov. Butch Otter has appointed Payette County Commissioner Marc Shigeta and Idaho Department of Lands Director Tom Schultz to the Idaho Oil and Gar Conservation Committee.
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 10:32 a.m.
Idaho’s first medical school slated to open in 2018
The first medical school in Idaho has been slated to open in August 2018, pending its accreditation.
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Judge dismisses Idaho lawsuit over telemedicine abortion ban
BOISE – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging two anti-abortion laws in Idaho now that lawmakers have repealed the targeted statutes. In 2015, Planned Parenthood of the Great …
UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 8:08 p.m.
Court: Otter can intervene in arguments over grocery tax repeal veto
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s petition to intervene in the lawsuit challenging his veto of the grocery tax repeal bill was granted Friday by the Idaho Supreme Court.
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 10:51 p.m.
16 big-water battles: Idaho flood recovery is far from over
Accustomed to drought, south-central Idaho was overwhelmed this winter by simply too much water.
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:03 p.m.
Otter files to intervene in grocery tax case, defend his veto of repeal bill
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter filed to intervene Wednesday in a lawsuit in which his veto of a grocery tax repeal bill is being challenged by state lawmakers, saying it’s both …
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:42 a.m.
Otter: No federal relief for 5 Idaho counties
Gov. Butch Otter says the federal government has once again rejected his request for disaster aid for five counties in Idaho, denying millions of dollars to help pay for the …
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Idaho court orders fixes to grocery tax veto lawsuit, or it’ll be dismissed
The Idaho Supreme Court issued an order Wednesday morning in the challenge by 30 state lawmakers to Gov. Butch Otter’s veto of the grocery tax repeal bill, ordering procedural problems …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
Idaho Supreme Court finds errors in grocery tax lawsuit
The Idaho Supreme Court has found several errors in a lawsuit filed by 30 lawmakers challenging Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s veto on a bill that would have repealed the state’s …
Sun., April 23, 2017, midnight
Grocery tax repeal veto prompts debate in Idaho over powers of Legislature, governor
After Idaho Gov. Butch Otter vetoed a popular bill to remove the state’s 6 percent sales tax from groceries, North Idaho Sen. Steve Vick is renewing his push to change …
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 10:42 p.m.
Gov. Otter urges caution amid growing flood threats in Boise area and throughout state
Gov. Butch Otter joined local, state and federal officials today to urge caution amid increasing risk of flooding across the state, including in the Boise River basin. “Most of our …
Wed., April 19, 2017, 11:05 a.m.
Lawmakers urge Idaho Supreme Court to reconsider veto ruling
group of 30 lawmakers, including some legislative leaders, are urging the Idaho Supreme Court to overturn a nearly 40-year-old ruling on when the governor can veto a bill.
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 9:44 p.m.
Labrador still coy on run for governor
Now that the critical first 100 days of the new Trump administration are nearly at an end, Congressman Raul Labrador says he’ll be turning his thoughts to Idaho’s 2018 gubernatorial …
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 10:40 p.m.
Task force expected to push students to continue education
BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has created a Task Force on Higher Education that he hopes will increase the amount of workers who have a post-high school education. The …
Sun., April 9, 2017, midnight
With lawmakers gone, Otter decides the fate of their work
It’s Gov. Butch Otter’s turn, as the Legislature left town with hundreds of bills awaiting his signature or veto.
Wed., April 5, 2017, 9:09 a.m.
Idaho governor signs nearly 60 bills into law
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has signed more than 60 bills into law, including the state’s $1.7 billion public schools budget for next year.
UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
Otter mum on plans for grocery tax repeal bill, worried about state budget
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 …
UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017, 6:51 p.m.
Boise man in homeless lawsuit to run for governor
A Boise man who was once a plaintiff in a high-profile anti-panhandling lawsuit has registered as a Republican candidate for Idaho governor.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 8:39 a.m.
Idaho panel backs $126 million resolution to purchase office space
The Idaho House has approved a resolution authorizing state officials to negotiate the purchase of $126 million in new office space.
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 11:09 p.m.
Eye on Boise: Idaho tax coffers to get a boost from Amazon deal; Otter opposes grocery tax repeal
With the news that Amazon will begin collecting state sales tax from Idaho shoppers starting on April 1, Idaho’s state general fund coffers stand to gain $15 million to $30 …
UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 11:07 p.m.
Idaho looks to take over former high-tech campus for new state office complex
Gov. Butch Otter says Idaho is seeking approval to negotiate the purchase of the HP Boise campus as “a new home for the Idaho State Tax Commission and several other …
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
Idaho leaders continue to review faith-healing laws
Legislative leaders are currently considering several options to change Idaho’s faith-healing laws, but details about what’s being discussed are being kept under wraps.
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Clergy, faith leaders react to Gov. Otter’s refugee stance
Nearly 30 Idaho clergy and faith representatives filled Gov. Butch Otter’s office on Wednesday urging the Republican to welcome all refugees and not just give preference to persecuted Christians.
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 6:18 p.m.
Idaho’s horse racing revival efforts reveal divisions
The fight over Idaho’s faltering horse racing industry is building into a face-off between the Legislature and the governor’s office.
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 1:14 p.m.
Otter signs snow disaster declaration for Washington County
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has signed a disaster declaration for Washington County in west-central Idaho due to snow accumulations.
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 11:14 a.m.
Idaho panel reintroduces sign language interpreter bill
An eastern Idaho lawmaker is once again backing legislation requiring sign language interpreters to get a professional license from a state board. Gov. Butch Otter vetoed a similar proposal in …
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 1:22 p.m.
Idaho Gov. Otter orders cybersecurity improvements for Idaho
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has signed an executive order aimed at protecting the state’s computer networks from hackers. The order signed Monday creates a director of Information Security position, with …
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 15, 2017, 11:37 p.m.
Review shows Otter has achieved $1 billion in tax cuts
Gov. Butch Otter said he has lowered the tax burden for Idaho residents by roughly $1 billion during his 11-year tenure, and an Associated Press review shows the numbers added …