On Tuesday, Governor C. L. "Butch" Otter vetoed controversial legislation that would have made the Bible a legal tool for public school instruction. 

He stated that the measure was unconstitutional and would have opened up the State of Idaho to a loss of funding and made the state vulnerable to lawsuits and the corresponding cost of fighting any legal challenges.

Otter said, "I have deep respect and appreciation for the Bible as religious doctrine as well as a piece of historic literature."

This was Otter's first veto of 2016 and he has until the end of the week to institute other vetoes on any legislation that has been submitted to him.

For more on this, and the background on this specific measure, KBOI 2 TV's coverage can be found, HERE.