Stories tagged: Butch Otter
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 10:15 a.m.
The State Board of Education is supporting the formation of a chief education officer position to help consolidate back office operations in Idaho’s public community colleges and universities.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 4:50 p.m.
Faced with a $27.5 million hole in their transportation budget after a drafting error, Idaho legislative budget writers on Thursday filled the gap with two unanimous votes, even adding interest.
Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 9:49 a.m.
Gov. Butch Otter has announced that the 2018 Idaho Medal of Achievement, the state’s highest award, is being given to late Marilyn Shuler, the longtime chair of the Idaho Human …
Sun., Jan. 14, 2018
Eye on Boise: After legislative drafting error, governor declined to transfer $27.5 million to road projects
When lawmakers started delving into the budget proposal that Gov. Butch Otter has made for next year, they got a surprise: Though they passed a bill last year to split …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 10:46 p.m.
Idaho Republican gubernatorial candidate Tommy Ahlquist said this week his campaign promise to cut $100 million in 100 days if elected may not result in a reduction to the state …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 6:44 p.m.
Idaho hasn’t lost any more ground, but its state employee compensation remains far below market rates, despite 3 percent merit raises approved last year, state lawmakers learned Thursday.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 10:06 p.m.
Idaho is severely lacking in doctors, and many of its existing ones are nearing retirement age, Dr. Ted Epperly told lawmakers Wednesday as he presented the state’s new 10-year plan …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 11:36 p.m.
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter rolled out a major tax cut proposal Monday in his 12th and final State of the State message to a joint session of the Legislature.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 10:16 p.m.
Idaho’s upcoming legislative session – which kicks off Monday with third-term Gov. Butch Otter’s final State of the State address – will tackle big issues in health care, taxes, education …
Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
Idaho’s top elected leaders signed an executive order on Friday directing the state Department of Insurance to create guidelines for health insurance carriers to offer lower priced coverage plans.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 8:28 p.m.
Gov. Butch Otter offered a rare glimpse into his agenda for the upcoming legislative session on Thursday by announcing plans to ask lawmakers to create a chief education officer who …
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
Gov. Butch Otter has appointed an eastern Idaho city councilwoman to the state House despite concerns raised by local Republicans that the selection process may have contained serious flaws.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
Gov. Butch Otter has announced that Idaho Department of Lands Director Tom Schultz will step down mid-January.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 10:23 p.m.
An eastern Idaho real estate investor is almost $1 million richer, thanks to the state Land Board’s changing policies on real estate investments.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 5:33 p.m.
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter drew a line in the sand Wednesday, warning that he’s still firmly opposed to removing Idaho’s 6 percent sales tax from groceries.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 9 a.m.
A newly appointed state senator in eastern Idaho is in the middle of bankruptcy proceedings.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 4:35 p.m.
Idaho Department of Commerce Director Megan Ronk is stepping down to take a job with Idaho Power after nearly two years of leading the commerce department.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
An Idaho Supreme Court ruling has the state’s top legislative leaders scrambling to prepare for how to close out the 2018 session months before it kicks off in January.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 10:03 a.m.
An Idaho economic development organization has submitted a bid proposing Boise as the location of Amazon’s coveted second headquarters despite the city not being able to meet the requirements.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 4:45 p.m.
Idaho sent two pitches to Amazon in response to its call for bids for HQ2, the company’s second North America headquarters, even though the state lacks the minimum requirements for …
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
A three-term Idaho state lawmaker involved in an active criminal investigation resigned from office Thursday.
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has appointed Tony Potts, a property manager and salesman at Bish’s RV Supercenter in Idaho Falls, to replace longtime Sen. Bart Davis, R-Idaho Falls.
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has appointed an Idaho Falls businessman to fill the Senate vacancy created by Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis’ recent retirement to serve as U.S. Attorney for …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 10:32 p.m.
Western governors say electric vehicles will be able to travel easier across 5,000 miles of highway under a new agreement promising to build a network of charging stations in seven …
Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 3:21 p.m.
Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has appointed Deputy Attorney General Jessica Marie Lorello to the Idaho Court of Appeals.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Melinda Smyser, current regional director for U.S. Sen. Jim Risch and a former state senator from Parma, was named director of the Idaho Department of Labor on Friday by Gov. …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 9:04 p.m.
Idaho’s state lands department says it has a new mission: Increasing active management – and logging – on federal forests in the state.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 11:34 p.m.
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter told Jerome County officials that they should not be swayed by possible legal challenges as they consider leasing space in the county’s new jail to U.S. …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 11:10 p.m.
Idaho has sent $3.5 million to the Federal Communications Commission as part of a settlement over the defunct Idaho Education Network, to settle claims over federal payments to 63 Idaho …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 11:17 p.m.
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has named 5th District Judge Richard Bevan of Twin Falls to the Idaho Supreme Court, to succeed retiring Justice Daniel Eismann.