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Forecasting economy sometimes like playing darts

A central part of the budget Gov. Butch Otter presented to lawmakers on Monday is the projection of zero growth to state tax revenue.  That projection is lower than the forecast from Idaho chief economist Mike Ferguson, who is projecting … Continue reading

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Sen. Cameron discusses budget planning (video)

Republican Sen. Dean Cameron of Rupert is one of the heads of the Joint Finance-Appropriation Committee, which draws up the blueprint for the Idaho state budget. In this video with IdahoReporter, Cameron gives his initial reaction to the budget presented … Continue reading

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Lawmakers respond to State of the State Address

With thoughts of budget cuts and department consolidations fresh in their minds due to Governor Otter’s State of the State address, Democratic and Republican lawmakers had a chance to react to the remarks delivered by the Governor.  Legislators met with … Continue reading

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Otter’s budget chief goes into details with lawmakers

Gov. Butch Otter’s budget chief Wayne Hammon offered some follow-up explanations on the state budget to a panel of lawmakers less than a day after the spending plan was released. Lawmakers asked Hammon several questions about cuts to public education … Continue reading

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Lawmakers have immunization problem to solve

One early hurdle for Idaho lawmakers in 2010 will be finding millions of dollars for the state’s childhood immunization program. Funding is set to run out at the end of January, though lawmakers working closely on the issue say temporary … Continue reading

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