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Otter signed 44 bills into law today; issued no new vetoes…

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter signed 44 bills into law on Tuesday, including the budgets for the state Liquor Division and state prison system; another $400,000 transfer from the state general fund next year to the Wolf Depredation Control Fund, which contracts to have problem wolves exterminated and has received the same amount each year for the past five years; and a measure to ease penalties for certain driving without privileges offenses.

He issued no vetoes on Tuesday. Among the bills still on Otter’s desk awaiting action is a controversial new anti-trespassing law and another bill to repeal the far-reaching 2016 law on non-compete clauses that earned Idaho negative national publicity for making it tougher for people to leave their jobs to start up new businesses.

You can read my full story here at on today's developments in the Idaho Legislature.

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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