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Otter: Commitment to restoring education cuts stands

Asked about why he spoke, in his opening comments today, about tax relief but didn't mention restoring cuts to education - something he's long said would be top priority when state revenues improve - Idaho Gov. Butch Otter said he'll address that in his State of the State address on Monday. "I have not relieved myself of my commitment," the governor said.

As for the "Students Come First" school reform plan, which calls for shifting funds from salaries to technology boosts in schools, Otter said that in his upcoming state budget, "We have fully funded Students Come First."

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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