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So far today, Otter has acted on over a dozen bills

So far today, Gov. Butch Otter has signed 10 bills, including the Medicaid budget, an amended bill regarding local building codes, and several other budget bills; issued one veto, on the charter school administrators bill; and allowed two bills to become law without his signature, SB 1316 regarding attorney fees in licensing disputes, and SB 1375, a trailer appropriation bill which allows the Legislative Services Office to contract for technical expertise to review technology-related budget requests. Otter wrote in his transmittal letter that he worried the move could conflict with state procurement laws; he requested lawmakers to provide a list of any consultants they use to review a project to the state Division of Purchasing, so those parties can then be excluded from bidding on the projects, as required by Idaho law.

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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