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Otter says he’ll fight ed referendum

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter (Betsy Russell)
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter (Betsy Russell)

Gov. Butch Otter reaffirmed his support today for the "Students Come First" school reforms, which shift funds from salaries to technology boosts and make other changes, including removing many of teachers' collective bargaining rights. "I know they're going to be on the ballot this year, and I'm going to do all I can to make sure that they are still law after the November elections," he declared. The entire "Students Come First" package is up for a referendum vote in November of 2012 on whether or not to rescind it.

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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