Butch Otter on Jobs
Republican governor; previously Representative (ID-1)
Restrict collective bargaining in public schools
In Washington, politicians fight over "fiscal cliffs," "debt limits," and "sequesters." In the states, we are focused on improving education, caring for the poor, reforming government, lowering taxes, fixing entitlements, reducing dependency, and
creating jobs and opportunities for the unemployed.
Just look at what some of our nation's Republican reformers have accomplished at the state level: In Idaho, Governor Butch
Otter passed legislation in 2011 that restricts collective bargaining for Idaho schools, institutes merit pay, and eliminates teacher tenure. And there are countless other examples. In NJ, Governor Chris Christie enacted a 2% cap on property taxes,
passed public employee pension and health benefit reforms that will save taxpayers more than $130 billion over the next 30 years, balanced 4 budgets without raising taxes, and gave taxpayers $2.35 billion in job-creating tax cuts.
Source: Unintimidated, by Scott Walker, p. 3-4
, Nov 18, 2013
Hire One Act: income tax credit for creating new jobs
There's an investment that Idaho taxpayers are making in job creation. It's called the Hire One Act. We'll soon see how many employers took advantage of the income tax credit it provides for creating new jobs as those businesses start filing their 2012
tax returns. But a number of companies already have told us that the terms and conditions of qualifying for that incentive are too complex and onerous to be the useful tool we'd hoped in economic development. So I'm bringing you legislation this year to
address those concerns and reflect our changing conditions and needs. It simplifies, clarifies and streamlines the law so that our local and state economic development experts can maximize its potential for growing our workforce and our tax base.
In addition, my new Hire One More Employee or HOME Act recognizes the special needs and our special responsibility to veterans--our State agencies are working together to focus public attention and address the problem through the Hire One Hero program.
Source: Idaho 2013 State of the State Address
, Jan 7, 2013
Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business.
American Jobs Creation Act of 2004: <0l>Repeal the tax exclusion for extraterritorial income - Permits foreign corporations to revoke elections to be treated as U.S. corporations Business Tax Incentives - Small Business ExpensingTax Relief for Agriculture and Small ManufacturersTax Reform and Simplification for United States BusinessesDeduction of State and Local General Sales TaxesFair and Equitable Tobacco ReformProvisions to Reduce Tax Avoidance Through Individual and Corporation Expatriation
Reference: Bill sponsored by Bill Rep Thomas [R, CA-22];
; vote number 2004-509
on Oct 7, 2004
Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports.
Vote to authorize $167 billion over ten years for farm price supports, food aid and rural development. Payments would be made on a countercyclical program, meaning they would increase as prices dropped. Conservation acreage payments would be retained.
Bill HR 2646
; vote number 2001-371
on Oct 5, 2001
Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B.
Vote to pass a resolution to give no enforcement authority or power to ergonomics rules submitted by the Labor Department during the Clinton Administration. These rules would force businesses to take steps to prevent work-related repetitive stress disorders.
Reference: Sponsored by Nickles, R-OK;
Bill S J Res 6
; vote number 2001-33
on Mar 7, 2001
Member of the Congressional Rural Caucus.
Otter is a member of the Congressional Rural Caucus
The Congressional Rural Caucus (CRC) is a bipartisan coalition of Members of Congress who are committed to helping agricultural and rural America build stronger, more prosperous futures for current and future generations of Americans living on the family farms and ranches and in rural communities. The mission of the Congressional Rural Caucus is to promote economic and social policies that support the continued viability of rural communities; ensure that adequate resources are directed towards the development of rural communities during this time of an expanding global economy; educate Members of Congress about the challenges and opportunities unique to rural areas; assist Members of the Caucus in addressing district-specific problems directly related to rural communities; and outreach to and cooperate with Members and Member organizations representing underserved urban communities that face similar concerns, challenges and opportunities as rural communities.
Source: Congressional Caucus Web site 01-CRC0 on Jan 8, 2001
Rated 0% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record.
Otter scores 0% by the AFL-CIO on union issues
As the federation of America’s unions, the AFL-CIO includes more than 13 million of America’s workers in 60 member unions working in virtually every part of the economy. The mission of the AFL-CIO is to improve the lives of working families to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our nation. To accomplish this mission we will build and change the American labor movement.
The following ratings are based on the votes the organization considered most important; the numbers reflect the percentage of time the representative voted the organization's preferred position.
Source: AFL-CIO website 03n-AFLCIO on Dec 31, 2003
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