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  • Drug abuse treatment paying off

    BOISE – Idaho’s prison population is down, defying a steep multiyear growth trend and signaling, state officials say, that the state’s new coordinated approach to substance abuse treatment is paying …


  • Audit says Idaho needs to improve road maintenance

    A long-awaited performance audit of Idaho’s transportation department suggests the state could save millions through better management - but could save hundreds of millions by better maintaining the roads and …


  • Drug treatment trimming Idaho prison growth

    Idaho’s prison population is down, defying a steep multi-year growth trend and signaling, state officials say, that the state’s new coordinated approach to substance abuse treatment is paying off. “We …


  • State calls for spending halt

    BOISE – The co-chair of the Idaho Legislature’s joint budget committee on Friday called on all state agencies to stop spending money except for operating costs “until further notice.” The …


  • Dems ready for rainy-day funds

    BOISE – Legislative Democrats are faulting Gov. Butch Otter’s priorities, saying he shouldn’t be cutting education and other essential state services while leaving hundreds of millions in state rainy-day funds. …


  • Idaho agencies told to halt spending

    The co-chair of the Legislature’s joint budget committee has called on all state agencies to halt spending of any one-time money or capital outlay money they have in their budgets …


  • Lawmakers plan for worst case budget

    BOISE – Idaho’s state budget challenges grew tougher Thursday, as lawmakers concluded the governor’s estimate for how much tax revenue will fall next year didn’t go far enough. If the …


  • Idaho state budget woes worsen

    BOISE – Idaho’s state budget challenges grew tougher Thursday, as lawmakers concluded the governor’s estimate for how much tax revenue will fall next year didn’t go far enough. If the …


  • Idaho’s latest spending cuts closer to becoming permanent

    The Idaho Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee voted unanimously this morning to make the Gov. Butch Otter’s 4 percent holdbacks in this year’s state budget permanent.


  • Idaho governor apologizes for laptop flap

    Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has apologized to the co-chairs of the Legislature’s joint budget committee and lawmakers for the tone of the threat he had his budget director deliver yesterday, …


  • Politicians spar over laptops

    BOISE – With controversial budget cuts on the line, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter became embroiled Tuesday in a fight with lawmakers over his line-item veto last year of their new …


  • Idaho governor, lawmakers clash over computers

    With controversial budget cuts on the line, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter became embroiled this morning in a fight with lawmakers over his line-item veto last year of their new laptop …


  • Otter proposes cuts to schools

    BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter dropped a bombshell on state legislators Monday – a proposal for the state’s first-ever cut in public school funding. “The fact is that my …


  • Otter proposes 5% education cut

    BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter dropped a bombshell on state legislators Monday – a proposal for the state’s first-ever cut in public school funding.


  • Otter’s proposed tax, fee increases face uphill battle

    BOISE – Bleak. Dismal. Gloomy. Difficult. Really, really tough. That’s how Idaho state legislators and officials are describing the legislative session ahead, with state revenues slipping, budget cuts bringing cries …


  • Keogh ‘honored’ by Otter’s consideration

    BOISE – Sandpoint Sen. Shawn Keough said she wasn’t expecting it when she got a call from Gov. Butch Otter on Christmas Eve, asking whether she’d consider an appointment as …


  • Dover Bridge work pulled

    BOISE – Gov. Butch Otter and North Idaho lawmakers both expressed concern Thursday after Idaho’s transportation board knocked the replacement of the deteriorated Dover Bridge off the top of a …


  • Public will notice Otter’s budget cuts

    BOISE – Under the budget Gov. Butch Otter is crafting to present to state lawmakers, Idahoans next year would face longer waits for state services, some state field offices would …


  • Otter will name names on Tuesday

    BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter says he’ll appoint the state’s lieutenant governor on Tuesday – that’s the same day that current Lt. Gov. Jim Risch will be sworn in …


  • Chain-up law for truckers does its job

    A new law making chains mandatory for commercial trucks traveling snowy North Idaho passes made a big difference in the past week, officials say. Before, Idaho had no chain requirements …


  • Idaho electors cast ballots

    BOISE – When Idaho’s portion of the Electoral College met this week, the four electors dutifully cast their ballots for Republicans John McCain and Sarah Palin. Secretary of State Ben …


  • Senator accounts for unusual expenses

    BOISE – Sen. Joyce Broadsword, R-Sagle, reported some unusual campaign expenditures during this year’s campaign – a pig, a sheep and a pen of rabbits. “I kept the pig,” the …


  • Sayler quits leadership post

    BOISE – Idaho lawmakers wrapped up their organizational session Thursday with new Democratic leadership in the House, some shifts in key committees and a friendly gesture from the governor. House …


  • Otter pushes gas tax increase

    BOISE – Gov. Butch Otter intends to push Idaho lawmakers to raise the state gas tax, increase car and truck registration fees, and tax rental cars to pay for pressing …


  • Eskridge, Hollingsworth vie for House Seat 1B

    Four-term Idaho state Rep. George Eskridge has focused on energy, veterans issues, property tax relief and the state budget since he began making the annual trip to Boise to represent …


  • Otter planning for budget cuts

    BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter is drawing up plans to cut the state budget midyear by at least $27 million and possibly as much as $68 million, after an …


  • Legislature candidate set to cause stir

    BLANCHARD, Idaho – C.J. Rose wants the Idaho Legislature to look more like the people who live in the state, especially the rural areas of North Idaho. Wearing a purple …


  • Luna says problems found, corrected

    BOISE – A legislative audit has identified serious management problems in the office of state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna, problems that Luna didn’t dispute and says now have …


  • Idaho banks doing better than most

    Idaho’s top financial regulator says state-chartered banks and credit unions in Idaho are “safe and sound” at a time when large financial institutions elsewhere are experiencing significant problems related to …


  • More states repealing liquor laws

    The Idaho Legislature’s repeal this year of the ban on Election Day liquor sales – doing away with a 1939 law that stemmed from worries about voters being plied with …

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