The state has a new capital, just for today. Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter and Lt. Governor Brad Little were in Firth today.
They brought state leaders to the City Hall for “Capital for a Day.” They say this gives Idahoans outside of Boise the chance to have open discussions about the state government.
While we were there, we asked Gov. Otter his take on school safety. It has been a hot topic in Washington this week.
“Circumstances of an active shooter are going to be different for firth, Idaho than they are in West Boise. And so West Boise ought to be able to design it’s own secure and safe program and protocol so I want that for the 115 school districts in Idaho, just like we all ask the president, give us the ideas, those things that we can employ we will and to the extent that the state can, we ought to be trying to offer a little money to be hardening these facilities for making it tougher to gain access by an active shooter,” says Gov. Otter.
We also spoke with Lt. Governor Brad Little about what’s next for their healthcare plan. Recently, the proposal to provide healthcare to some of the state’s poorest was killed after the house agreed to send Otter’s bill back to committee.
“Legislative leadership is going to have to decide what they’re going to do about that area because they’ve had committee hearing after committee hearing about trying to address that group of people who by no fault of their own where they are in the economic ladder, can’t afford health insurance. That will be a legislative and an executive branch decision going forward,” says Lt. Gov. Little.