Otter lauds expanded 'cloud' software tax exemption at mock signing ceremony
Gov. Butch Otter has been holding a series of mock signing ceremonies for bills he signed into law this year earlier and quietly.
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Earthquakes in Idaho: a Warning From God
Idaho has been stricken with hundreds of earthquakes - low to medium intensity - over the past month.
Otter urges Air Force to keep both Gowen and Mt. Home bases, not 'dither away'
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has sent an op-ed piece out to Idaho news media urging the Air Force to keep both Idaho bases, Gowen Field and Mountain Home Air Force Base.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Fulcher OK w/17th Amendment Repeal
Sen. Russ Fulcher is offering lukewarm support for a divisive tea party tenet - repeal of the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Dem Tweaks Otter, Faces Rebuttal
County House candidate Travis Manning thought he'd amuse himself and his supporters by satirizing Gov. Butch Otter on his campaign Facebook page.
Cutline Contest -- 4.16.14
At the North Idaho Political Action Committee luncheon at the Coeur d'Alene Resort Events Center Saturday, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter auctions off cookies baked by Attorney General Lawrence Wasden's wife, Tracey.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Idaho Debates set in nine primary races
The Idaho Debates will feature a series of nine debates in Idaho races in advance of the May 20 primary election, the Idaho Press Club, the League of Women Voters of Idaho and Idaho Public Television announced today.
The case for Fulcher
Many states are preparing to soon hold their Primary elections. Throughout the western states, the primaries are often held in the spring.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
NIPAC Lunch Attracts Guv, Full House
Gov. Butch Otter speaks to the crowd of about 250 people who turned out for a luncheon sponsored by the North Idaho Political Action Committee at the Coeur d'Alene Resort golf course Saturday.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Otter declines to fill out Idaho GOP platform survey, submits letter instead
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has declined to fill out a form certifying that he agrees with each and every tenet of the Idaho Republican Party platform, including repealing the 17th amendment direct election of U.S. senators and returning to the gold standard.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
WWII vet helped bury 3,000 military service members
Sandy McCary's father lovingly kept records of more than 3,000 veterans he helped lay to rest at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Ed task force goes back to work in two new committees...
The governor's education improvement task force met today in the form of two new committees working on teacher compensation and school structure and governance, Idaho Education News reports, and the groups hope to report to members of the State Board of Education and Gov. Butch Otter by August or September on detailed strategies for implementing ... (more)
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Governer's education task force back at work in Boise
It's round two for the governor's Education Task Force which reconvened at Boise State Monday, then split into two groups to deal with some major issues left on the table from this past legislative session .
Ysursa: Cross-Over Response 'Tepid'
If Sen. Russ Fulcher defeats Gov. Butch Otter in the May 20 Republican primary by a hair's breadth, he may credit his effort to convince non-Republicans to re-register and vote for him over the two-term incumbent.
Sat Apr 05, 2014
Romney's Recent Moves Fuel Speculation About 2016 Run
Is Mitt Romney running for president in 2016? He has said no - even just weeks ago t o Bob Schieffer on "Face the Nation" on CBS News.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Otter vetoes Idaho gov's raise for next year - Fri, 04 Apr 2014 PST
Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. BOISE - Idaho Gov. Butch Otter on Friday issued his first and only veto of this year's legislative session, invoking his line-item veto power to nix an $1,800 appropriation for a 1.5 percent raise for the governor next year.
Luke Frowns, Toby Runs In New State
State Rep. Luke Malek, R-Coeur d'Alene, right, and state Rep. Frank Henderson, R-Post Falls, gab while waiting for Republican Gov. Butch Otter to land to officially announce his candidacy for re-election, Wednesday in Hayden.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Otter signs new jobs tax-reimbursement incentive bill into law
A plan to use big tax breaks to lure businesses to expand in Idaho won the governor's stamp of approval, the AP reports.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Lanza booted from Otter's ed task force after he joins Democratic challenger's campaign
Mike Lanza, the parent-turned-education activist who chaired the campaign that successfully overturned the "Students Come First" school reform laws, says he's been booted from Idaho Gov. Butch Otter's education improvement task force because he's signed on with Otter's Democratic opponent's campaign.
University of Idaho formed a task force to prepare for guns on campus law
Idaho's Guns on Campus law will go into effect this July, and the University of Idaho formed a task force to prepare for it.