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Idaho Asks Judge To Toss Case Challenging 'Ag Gag' Law

AP | REBECCA BOONE | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Attorneys for Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter are asking a federal judge to toss a lawsuit challenging a new law that makes it ill...

How Governor Butch Otter's Moment Of Movie Stardom Was Tainted By Softcore Porn

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter (R-Idaho) thought he was appearing in a Western film. What ended up happening appears to be way more than he bargained for. ...

Idaho Couples Ask Judge To Rule On Gay Marriage

AP | REBECCA BOONE | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Four couples suing the state over Idaho's ban on same-sex marriage are asking a federal judge to rule in their favor without a t...

Idaho Governor Orders Police To Investigate Private Prison

AP | REBECCA BOONE | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has ordered the state police to conduct a criminal investigation of understaffing and falsified do...

Governors Gather In Vegas To Talk Land Use, Fires

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 12.11.2013 | Politics

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Leaders from around the West convened a two-day meeting on Wednesday in Las Vegas to discuss land use, wildfires and environmental ...

GOP Gov Signs Law Limiting Contentious Practice

Reuters | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho, April 11 (Reuters) - Idaho's Republican governor signed a law on Thursday that restricts use of dron...

Idaho's Republican Governor Comes To The Defense Of Obamacare

Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Young

Now, it's a Republican's turn to defend President Barack Obama's health care reform law. Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter (R) published a document on hi...

Second Republican Governor Backs Key Obamacare Provision

Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.11.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Young

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is the second Republican state chief executive so far to embrace the Medicaid expansion that is central to President B...

Jeffrey Young

Another GOP Governor Rejects Obamacare For Poor People | Jeffrey Young | Posted 01.08.2013 | Business

Idaho won't expand Medicaid to cover more poor people under President Barack Obama's health care reform law, Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter (R) told legislat...

Jeffrey Young

Pennsylvania's Republican Governor Issues Key Obamacare Pronouncement | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.12.2012 | Business

Pennsylvania will allow the federal government to implement a major part of President Barack Obama's health care reform law without state input, Gov. ...

Betting On Obamacare: GOP Governor Makes Medicaid Expansion For Poor Nevadans

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.13.2012 | Business

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is the first Republican state leader to embrace a Medicaid expansion under President Barack Obama's health care reform law....

Jeffrey Young

Idaho's GOP Governor Makes Key Obamacare Move | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.11.2012 | Business

Idaho will be the fifth Republican-led state to participate in a key element of President Barack Obama's health care reform law, Gov. C.L. "Butch" Ott...

Jeffrey Young

Wisconsin GOP Gov. Scott Walker Refuses To Set Up Obamacare Exchange | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.16.2012 | Business

Wisconsin won't create a health insurance exchange, Gov. Scott Walker (R) announced Friday, making it the latest state to reject a key component of Pr...

Jeffrey Young

Another Republican-Led State Rebuffs Obamacare | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.13.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Ohio won't go along with a key component of President Barack Obama's health care reform law and plans to let federal authorities run the...

Idaho Education Changes Under Attack

stateline | Ben Wieder | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Center on the States that provides daily r...

State GOP Calls For Sovereignty

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

The Idaho Republican Party last weekend adopted a party platform that calls for the return to the gold standard, the end of the direct election of U.S...

Jon Ward

Romney Campaign Deploys Heavy Hitter Surrogates | Jon Ward | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

Mitt Romney's campaign has executed most of its plays in the Republican primary in a way that reveal forethought and strategic planning, and the way t...

John Celock

Revenues Vary State-To-State | John Celock | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

New reports indicate that both Alabama and New York have seen revenue drops in recent years, while one state reports a jump and another reports holdin...

Critics Push To Oust Idaho Superintendent Over Controversial Education Reforms

AP | JESSIE L. BONNER | Posted 08.08.2011 | Education

NAMPA, Idaho — Idaho carried out a sweeping overhaul of its public school system this year and stood out nationally amid a rancorous debate over...

Idaho Gov. Declares Wolves A 'Disaster Emergency'

Posted 06.20.2011 | Green

SALMON, Idaho (Laura Zuckerman) - Idaho Governor Butch Otter signed a bill on Tuesday declaring the gray wolf a "disaster emergency" in his state, day...

Idaho Gov. Signs Final Piece Of Anti-Union Education Reform

Posted 06.09.2011 | Education

By Laura Zuckerman Idaho's governor on Friday signed into law the final piece of a controversial Republican overhaul of education in the state, as t...

Will Florida, Idaho Merit Pay Bills Set National Precedent For Teacher Contracts?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Across the country, a divisive education reform movement has widely called for schools to hold teachers accountable for their students' performance. ...

ID-Gov: 52% Otter (R), 30% Allred (D) (Mason-Dixon 10/22)

Huffington Post | Brad J Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mason-Dixon 10/20-22/10; 625 likely voters, 4% margin of error Mode: Live phone interview (Mason-Dixon PDF) Idaho 2010 Governor 52% Otter (R), 30% A...

Idaho Governor Signs Bill Threatening Lawsuit Against U.S. If Health Reform Passes

Idaho Statesman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats in Washington, D.C., hope to pass health care reform soon, but Republican state leaders in Idaho are preparing to go to court to fight it. ...

Idaho Delegation Forgets the Invisible Hand

Walid Zafar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Walid Zafar

When their own constituents are in need, the Idaho Congressional delegation abandons Friedrich von Hayek and head straight to the waiting arms of John Maynard Keynes.