Butch Otter

‘All I know is what I’ve either heard or read:’ Otter weighs in on DeVos

Gov. Butch Otter made his remarks hours before the controversial education secretary nominee survived an unprecedented tie vote on the U.S. Senate floor.

A $1.5 million spending spree in the governor’s race

Looking for the latest fundraising news from the key Idaho elections? Check this running blog post.

Gubernatorial candidates disagree on school funding

A 90-minute debate revealed opinions about how much money the state should give schools, where the money should come from and tiered licensure.

Otter and Balukoff: Yup, they’ve voted

Idaho Education News looked into the voting records of Gov. Butch Otter and challenger A.J. Balukoff. See how they compare.

Balukoff: Otter displays ‘incompetence’ on broadband deal

The Democratic challenger says Gov. Butch Otter needs to “come clean” on the contested school broadband contract.

Balukoff vows to revisit ’06 schools tax shift

The property tax overhaul has “greatly destabilized” school funding, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate said Tuesday.

GOP: Balukoff trying to buy election

The Democratic gubernatorial candidate donated nearly $1.6 million to his campaign from May through September.

Otter, Balukoff spar on education — and the budget

The wide-ranging hour-long debate featured a few sharp exchanges on education topics.

Campaign roundup: Sept. 30, 2014

Butch Otter’s K-12 talking points, the ad race heats up and Sherri Ybarra’s Basque connections.

Governor’s race: Big TV buys, a first debate

A.J. Balukoff has poured more than $500,000 into TV ads, far outspending incumbent Gov. Butch Otter.