2014 Legislative Session Begins Monday

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By KBOI

Boise, Idaho ( KBOI ) Idaho's lawmakers get to work on Monday. Governor Otter says public education will be his top priority for the legislative session.

Governor Otter on Friday said he'll strengthen funding for Idaho's's public schools.

"Education is gonna be one of the most important things we can invest in in our future," Michael Conger, a Boise resident.

The governor plans to aggressively pursue the $350 million 20–point blueprint laid out by his education task force. People in Boise say that's good news.

Megan Gailey, another Boise resident adds, "I'm getting married this year, and I will have kids who hopefully will either be brought up here or somewhere where I hope that an education system is very, very pronounced, very well–funded, very well–founded, and if we do end up getting a large amount of funding, then I will be more willing to stay in Boise and raise my kids here."

Otter gave few specifics for his five–year plan.

Besides education... Other legislation may not move as quickly with a May primary just months away.

Michael: "I'm hoping that the funding for campaigns is somewhat lower on their priority list and getting things done for this state is up higher."



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