Stories tagged: Butch Otter
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 …
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
University of Idaho to get millions to raise food better
The University of Idaho is feeling love from Gov. Butch Otter as it works to bring to life a $45 million research and education initiative in dairy and livestock production.
Tue., Jan. 10, 2017, 5:59 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Butch Otter’s reefer madness needs a cure
As the nation slowly stands down from its counterproductive and expensive war on marijuana, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has staked out a unique position.
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017, 5:32 p.m.
Idaho Gov. Otter focuses on education, sets up fight with fellow R’s over tax cuts
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter put his focus squarely on education Monday as he kicked off the legislative session with an address to a joint session of the House and Senate …
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 10:25 a.m.
Idaho’s sage grouse lawsuit dismissed by federal judge
judge has rejected Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s lawsuit contending the Obama administration acted illegally by imposing federal land-use restrictions intended to protect the sage grouse in Idaho and southwestern Montana.
Sat., Dec. 17, 2016, 12:01 p.m.
Eye on Boise: Gov. Butch Otter’s name floated as potential agriculture secretary in Trump administration
Given the on-and-off announcements about various prospective Trump appointees in recent days, it’s with some hesitance that I pass along this maybe-news: Idaho Gov. Butch Otter now is supposedly among …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 9:25 p.m.
Idaho governor being vetted for US agriculture secretary
Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter said he is being considered as a possible candidate for agriculture secretary.
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 12:49 p.m.
Idaho’s presidential electors to cast votes at Statehouse
BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and Secretary of State Lawerence Denney say the state’s four Republican electors will meet next week to cast their ballots for the president of …
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 8:26 a.m.
Idaho officials sell commercial properties for $17.3 million
Idaho officials have sold seven commercial properties for $17.3 million as part of a plan to get rid of politically contentious commercial real estate and use the money to buy …
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 4:06 p.m.
With no governor’s mansion, Idaho to continue paying Gov. Otter $54,000 a year to live at home
Idaho remains one of just six states with no governor’s mansion, and a state committee decided Monday to continue paying a $4,500-per-month housing stipend to the governor until that changes.
Sun., Nov. 20, 2016
Eye on Boise: Eye on Boise: With Otter in Hawaii, Denney gets a chance to preside over Idaho Land Board
Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney got his first chance to preside over a state Land Board meeting last week, as Gov. Butch Otter was in Hawaii for a conference …
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 4:13 p.m.
In Coeur d’Alene stop, Idaho governor ‘bullish’ on Trump presidency
Running on little sleep after a trade mission to China followed by Tuesday’s election, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter was buoyant Wednesday about a Donald Trump presidency, the state’s open-for-business economy …
Tue., Oct. 11, 2016, 12:41 p.m.
Idaho Gov. Otter stands by Trump, ‘the best candidate’ for president
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, who with First Lady Lori Otter is serving as honorary co-chair of the Donald Trump presidential campaign in Idaho, said Tuesday that he’s standing by Trump, …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 3:31 p.m.
Priest Lake cabin sites to be auctioned Friday
Four unleased, state-owned lakefront cabin sites on Priest Lake will be put up for public auction this Friday at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, with bidding starting around half a million …
Tue., Sept. 20, 2016, 10:54 a.m.
Idaho officials vote to auction off state-owned commercial properties
Idaho’s top elected officials voted Tuesday to auction off nine state-owned commercial properties, five of them in downtown Boise near the Capitol – even as another state official warned the …
Sun., Aug. 21, 2016, 4 a.m.
Eye on Boise: Butch and Lori Otter to be honorary Trump chairs for Idaho
Gov. Otter and first lady will chair Trump campaign in Idaho
Fri., April 29, 2016, 9:12 a.m.
Feds seek to join suit against Idaho’s public defense system
The U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson are requesting to weigh in on a class-action lawsuit against Idaho’s public defense system.
Sun., April 24, 2016, 4 a.m.
Eye on Boise: Top Idaho officials disagree on ballot measure to amend state constitution
Idaho’s top state elected officials got into something of a debate over a proposed constitutional amendment lawmakers have approved this year for the November ballot, during last week’s state Land …
Wed., April 20, 2016, 2:30 p.m.
Idaho to pay up after failed defense of anti-union law
Idaho’s top state elected officials agreed Wednesday to pay $280,000 in attorney fees and costs to a group of unions who successfully challenged an anti-union bill passed by the Idaho …
Fri., April 8, 2016, 12:15 p.m.
Idaho governor faces deadline to sign, veto remaining bills
Gov. Butch Otter has until the end of Friday to approve or kill any remaining bills passed by Idaho’s Republican-controlled Statehouse this year. As of Friday morning, the third-term governor …
Tue., April 5, 2016, 4:51 p.m.
Otter vetoes Bible-in-schools bill for fear of ‘costly litigation’
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter vetoed a Bible-in-schools bill on Tuesday, saying it violates the Idaho Constitution and could result in “costly litigation for Idaho public schools.”