Otter Wants to Restore Public School Funding to Pre-Recession Levels
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter says he's going to ask the Idaho Legislature to restore funding for public schools back to pre-recessional levels.
However, Otter and other legislative leaders noted that there is still no clear consensus regarding the legislature's other pending issues such as a transportation funding and addressing the state's broken indigent care system. Otter declined to reveal specifics about his proposed budget outline for the upcoming fiscal year.
Instead, he says that information will be revealed during his State of the State address to lawmakers on Monday. Along with the governor, House Speaker Scott Bedke, President Pro Tem Brent Hill, Senate Minority Leader Michelle Stennett and House Minority Leader John Rusche spoke to reporters during The Associated Press' Legislative Preview on Thursday morning.