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Otter: backfilling $82.5 million in Idaho K-12 funds needs strings attached

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter favors restoring $82.5 million in operational revenue lost by schools since 2008, but says the money shouldn’t come without conditions. “That $82 million, as far as I’m concerned, is not going back without some expectations being

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Otter to Ferguson: Keep your mitts off Idaho’s surplus!

Gov. Butch Otter is rejecting the notion that a projected $162 million in unexpected revenue means the 2014 Legislature should aim to boost spending. Otter said he’s “bound and determined that the government is not going to grow back at

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Ferguson: Extra $162 million has ‘profound implications’ for Idaho budget-writers

Former chief state economist Mike Ferguson’s analysis of the big jump in revenues for the year’s most important month means the 2014 Legislature will have $162 million more than contemplated when lawmakers adjourned early last month. That figure represents about

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