Stories tagged: butch otter
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Gov. Butch Otter has announced that Idaho Department of Lands Director Tom Schultz will step down mid-January.
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017
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
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
A newly appointed state senator in eastern Idaho is in the middle of bankruptcy proceedings.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has appointed Deputy Attorney General Jessica Marie Lorello to the Idaho Court of Appeals.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017
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
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
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
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
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.