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Fulcher: Otter ‘phony’ math off by $7 billion on economic growth

Sen. Russ Fulcher is throwing cold water on Gov. Butch Otter’s announcement Thursday that he was “thrilled” to report Idaho’s gross domestic product reached $60 billion in the final quarter of 2013. Otter’s math is off by $7 billion, says

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Fulcher rips Otter’s management of Idaho economy

As Gov. Butch Otter flew around the state Wednesday visiting businesses in four cities to mark the official opening of his campaign for a third term, his principal GOP challenger said Otter’s tenure “will be remembered as eight years of

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Otter’s economic ‘magic’ a failure, says top Idaho Democrat

In a searing essay submitted to Idaho newspapers, state Democratic Party Chairman Larry Kenck says GOP Gov. Butch Otter’s economic policies have failed, citing falling wages, higher food stamp rolls and tax cuts for high earners that haven’t paid off.

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Study: Help wanted in Idaho, but postsecondary education needed

Here’s the good news: Idaho is poised for job growth well ahead of the national average. And here’s the challenge facing Idaho: Most of these new jobs will require postsecondary education, when Idaho’s college graduation is among the lowest in

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