Independent Voter Project

Education a Key Piece in Economic Discussions

The Independent Voter Project’s 2016 Business and Leadership Policy Conference, an annual event with legislators, industry professionals, and policy experts, kicked off Monday with Idaho Governor Butch Otter (R) and Kevin Klowden, executive director of the Milken institute’s California Center, discussing specifically the economy.

While Otter spoke of his own experiences in Idaho and Klowden discussed the current economic state and potential outlook for California, both had a common message: Education is at the foundation of economic growth and security — not just for individuals, but state and national economies as well.

“Education should be the number one priority of every state,” Otter said...

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