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Otter signs 10 bills, including abortion restrictions, open labor negotiations

Gov. Butch Otter has signed 10 bills into law this morning, all House bills. They include 154a, a controversial measure to add new restrictions on abortions that are performed via medication, rather than surgery; HB 167a, removing the Idaho Open Meeting Law’s exemption for labor negotiations; and HB 304, the budget for the state’s community colleges for next year, which reflects a 3 percent increase in state funding, double Otter’s original recommendation of a 1.5 percent increase. You can see the full list of bills Otter’s acted on online here.

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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