Stories tagged: Butch Otter
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 10:51 p.m.
Accustomed to drought, south-central Idaho was overwhelmed this winter by simply too much water.
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:03 p.m.
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter filed to intervene Wednesday in a lawsuit in which his veto of a grocery tax repeal bill is being challenged by state lawmakers, saying it’s both …
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:42 a.m.
Gov. Butch Otter says the federal government has once again rejected his request for disaster aid for five counties in Idaho, denying millions of dollars to help pay for the …
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
The Idaho Supreme Court issued an order Wednesday morning in the challenge by 30 state lawmakers to Gov. Butch Otter’s veto of the grocery tax repeal bill, ordering procedural problems …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
The Idaho Supreme Court has found several errors in a lawsuit filed by 30 lawmakers challenging Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s veto on a bill that would have repealed the state’s …
Sun., April 23, 2017
After Idaho Gov. Butch Otter vetoed a popular bill to remove the state’s 6 percent sales tax from groceries, North Idaho Sen. Steve Vick is renewing his push to change …
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 10:42 p.m.
Gov. Butch Otter joined local, state and federal officials today to urge caution amid increasing risk of flooding across the state, including in the Boise River basin. “Most of our …
Wed., April 19, 2017, 11:05 a.m.
group of 30 lawmakers, including some legislative leaders, are urging the Idaho Supreme Court to overturn a nearly 40-year-old ruling on when the governor can veto a bill.
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 9:44 p.m.
Now that the critical first 100 days of the new Trump administration are nearly at an end, Congressman Raul Labrador says he’ll be turning his thoughts to Idaho’s 2018 gubernatorial …
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 10:40 p.m.
BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has created a Task Force on Higher Education that he hopes will increase the amount of workers who have a post-high school education. The …
Sun., April 9, 2017
It’s Gov. Butch Otter’s turn, as the Legislature left town with hundreds of bills awaiting his signature or veto.
Wed., April 5, 2017, 9:09 a.m.
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has signed more than 60 bills into law, including the state’s $1.7 billion public schools budget for next year.
UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter said Monday that he gives lawmakers high marks for their just-completed legislative session – but also some “incompletes” – and he wouldn’t say whether he’d sign …
UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017, 6:51 p.m.
A Boise man who was once a plaintiff in a high-profile anti-panhandling lawsuit has registered as a Republican candidate for Idaho governor.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 8:39 a.m.
The Idaho House has approved a resolution authorizing state officials to negotiate the purchase of $126 million in new office space.
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 11:09 p.m.
With the news that Amazon will begin collecting state sales tax from Idaho shoppers starting on April 1, Idaho’s state general fund coffers stand to gain $15 million to $30 …
UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 11:07 p.m.
Gov. Butch Otter says Idaho is seeking approval to negotiate the purchase of the HP Boise campus as “a new home for the Idaho State Tax Commission and several other …
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
Legislative leaders are currently considering several options to change Idaho’s faith-healing laws, but details about what’s being discussed are being kept under wraps.
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Nearly 30 Idaho clergy and faith representatives filled Gov. Butch Otter’s office on Wednesday urging the Republican to welcome all refugees and not just give preference to persecuted Christians.
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 6:18 p.m.
The fight over Idaho’s faltering horse racing industry is building into a face-off between the Legislature and the governor’s office.
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 1:14 p.m.
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has signed a disaster declaration for Washington County in west-central Idaho due to snow accumulations.
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 11:14 a.m.
An eastern Idaho lawmaker is once again backing legislation requiring sign language interpreters to get a professional license from a state board. Gov. Butch Otter vetoed a similar proposal in …
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 1:22 p.m.
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has signed an executive order aimed at protecting the state’s computer networks from hackers. The order signed Monday creates a director of Information Security position, with …
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 15, 2017, 11:37 p.m.
Gov. Butch Otter said he has lowered the tax burden for Idaho residents by roughly $1 billion during his 11-year tenure, and an Associated Press review shows the numbers added …
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
The University of Idaho is feeling love from Gov. Butch Otter as it works to bring to life a $45 million research and education initiative in dairy and livestock production.
Tue., Jan. 10, 2017, 5:59 p.m.
As the nation slowly stands down from its counterproductive and expensive war on marijuana, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has staked out a unique position.
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017, 5:32 p.m.
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter put his focus squarely on education Monday as he kicked off the legislative session with an address to a joint session of the House and Senate …
Fri., Jan. 6, 2017, 10:25 a.m.
judge has rejected Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s lawsuit contending the Obama administration acted illegally by imposing federal land-use restrictions intended to protect the sage grouse in Idaho and southwestern Montana.
Sat., Dec. 17, 2016, 12:01 p.m.
Eye on Boise: Gov. Butch Otter’s name floated as potential agriculture secretary in Trump administration
Given the on-and-off announcements about various prospective Trump appointees in recent days, it’s with some hesitance that I pass along this maybe-news: Idaho Gov. Butch Otter now is supposedly among …
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 9:25 p.m.
Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter said he is being considered as a possible candidate for agriculture secretary.