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Eye On Boise archive for Jan. 2015

TUESDAY, JAN. 13, 2015



MONDAY, JAN. 12, 2015

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter delivers his State of the State address to a joint session of the Legislature in Boise today (AP / Otto Kitsinger)

Otter's agenda for Idaho: School funding boosts, tax cuts 

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter called for boosts to school funding and tax cuts for businesses and top earners in his State of the State message to a joint session of the Legislature on Monday. But the chairman of the Senate Tax Committee, Jeff Siddoway, said school funding must come before tax cuts, and schools in his areas are hurting...

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Otter on gay marriage 

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter had this to say about the same-sex marriage issue: “It is incumbent upon those of us sworn to uphold and defend our Constitution and to do so based on its content now – not on changing societal values since it was…

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Otter calls for tax cuts

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter long has favored tax cuts; now, he’s calling for cutting the personal and corporate income tax rates for Idaho’s highest earners each year for the next five years, to drop them from the current 7.4 percent to 6.9 percent. In the…

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Otter: Start more community colleges

Otter is praising Idaho’s higher education system and calling for boosts in the areas Idaho’s universities have named as their top priorities, a computer science initiative at Boise State University, an employee readiness initiative at the University of Idaho, career path internships at Idaho State…

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House Speaker Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, presides over the Idaho House on Monday (Betsy Russell)

House, Senate convene

Both the House and the Senate have now convened in advance of the governor’s State of the State message today; here House Speaker Scott Bedke presides over the House. Preliminary business in the House included the appointment Vicki Purdy of New Meadows to serve as…

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Poll: Idahoans favor Medicaid expansion

A new Idaho poll by Utah pollster Dan Jones & Associates finds that 61 percent of Idaho registered voters support Medicaid expansion, and just 29 percent oppose it; the poll, commissioned by Idaho Politics Weekly, surveyed 520 Idaho voters and had a margin of error…

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SUNDAY, JAN. 11, 2015



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