About 90 percent of the money came from the businessman and Boise school trustee’s own pocket.
A 90-minute debate revealed opinions about how much money the state should give schools, where the money should come from and tiered licensure.
Idaho Education News looked into the voting records of Gov. Butch Otter and challenger A.J. Balukoff. See how they compare.
The Boise Democrat said the state could have helped reverse school budget cuts more quickly by forgoing tax cuts and investing less in rainy-day savings accounts.
As Gov. Butch Otter seeks a third term, he faces criticism over Propositions 1, 2 and 3, education budget cuts and Common Core.
Shoshone School Superintendent Rob Waite hasn’t voted in his five years in Idaho, the Associated Press reported Friday.
Gov. Butch Otter also defended the decision to hire outside counsel in the broadband lawsuit, at a reported cost of more than $750,000.
The Democratic challenger says Gov. Butch Otter needs to “come clean” on the contested school broadband contract.
The property tax overhaul has “greatly destabilized” school funding, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate said Tuesday.
The Democratic gubernatorial candidate donated nearly $1.6 million to his campaign from May through September.
The wide-ranging hour-long debate featured a few sharp exchanges on education topics.
Take a look at what Gov. Butch Otter and A.J. Balukoff had to say — and see the reactions.
The Republican and 16-year state schools superintendent endorses Democratic gubernatorial challenger A.J. Balukoff.
The first installment of the five-year plan carries a $23.7 million price tag.
The GOP launches ads on Gov. Butch Otter’s behalf, and Libertarian candidate John Bujak is sanctioned.
A.J. Balukoff has poured more than $500,000 into TV ads, far outspending incumbent Gov. Butch Otter.
The Democratic candidate says “shady contracts and scandals” have marked Republican Gov. Butch Otter’s tenure.
Gubernatorial candidate A.J. Balukoff conflated the numbers in a recent fundraising email. But by any metric, Idaho lags far below the national average.
One option: restoring some of the property taxing authority stripped from school districts in 2006.
Otter’s Democratic challenger, A.J. Balukoff, has called the state’s low per-pupil spending “downright shameful.”