Butch Otter

Idaho Democratic candidates vary slightly in debate

Idaho's Democratic gubernatorial candidates on Sunday spent most of their first televised debate in overall agreement when discussing the state's biggest issues surrounding education, health care and taxes.

Arm teachers to improve school safety? No, said both former Rep. Paulette Jordan of Plummer and Boise Businessman A.J. Balukoff.

Expand Medicaid to help those who don't qualify for health care coverage or make too much to qualify for a subsidy? Yes, and both have signed the petition currently being passed around the state to get a Medicaid expansion proposal on the November ballot.

Raise taxes to increase education spending? No, instead they agreed the state...