Gov. Butch Otter will deliver his State of the State and budget message at 1 p.m. Mountain Time / noon Pacific Time today – Monday, January 10, 2011 – in the House chambers at the Idaho Capitol. Idaho parents, teachers, and small business owners will be listening closely to see what he has to say about how the state will respond to projected budget shortfalls. Idaho schools have already faced about $200 million in budget cuts over the past two years.
The governor's address will be aired live on some TV and radio stations, as well as on the Internet, where it will also be archived for later viewing. According to the governor's website, he and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna will hold a news conference at 3 p.m. Mountain today.
Keep an eye on the IEA's website, especially the Hotline blog, for continuing coverage of the entire 2011 session.