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PERSI won’t receive funding for secure computer programs

Idaho lawmakers voted down a request for upgrades to unstable computer programs for the Public Employment Retiree System of Idaho (PERSI). The decision Tuesday to reject the request comes after the Idaho House voted Feb. 18 to block a 1 … Continue reading

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Delays in higher education budget setting

Idaho lawmakers crafting the next state budget are taking a little more time putting together part of the spending plan for higher education. The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee (JFAC) voted Tuesday to delay setting the budget for the $10 million special … Continue reading

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Budgets for aging, Millennium Fund set

Budget writers in the Idaho Legislature set the spending for several small department budgets Monday morning. The state education budget, which takes up the majority of general fund spending, was delayed for two days, but lawmakers on the Joint Finance-Appropriations … Continue reading

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Schools budget delayed to Wednesday

Idaho lawmakers are taking two additional days to look over the next public schools budget, which is likely to see a 7.5 percent reduction. It would be the first decrease in state school funding in Idaho history. The Joint Finance-Appropriations … Continue reading

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Education budget details released early

Sen. Dean Cameron, R-Rupert, sent the details of the latest draft of the next public schools budget to all Idaho lawmakers, education leaders, and members of the media Friday afternoon.  He called the early release of the details, including a … Continue reading

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Idaho schools facing $128 million drop

The latest draft of the next Idaho public schools budget shows a $128 million reduction from the current school year to the next. That’s a 7.5 percent reduction from the current $1.7 billion mix of state, dedicated, and federal spending. … Continue reading

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Budget writers sparing agency phaseouts, for now

Legislative budget writers appear not be to following through with the phase out of state funding for several agencies that Gov. Butch Otter called for in January. The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee ignored the budget item eliminating funding for the Idaho … Continue reading

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More departments looking at bare bones budgets in the next year

The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee (JFAC) will need to find $59 million in reductions to balance the next general fund budget, which begins in July. JFAC is scheduled to finish its budget work on March 12. Larger reductions should come when … Continue reading

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Courts, juvenile corrections see spending reductions in JFAC

The budget for Idaho courts approved by lawmakers Tuesday shows a $3.1 million reduction, but that could go away if lawmakers approve a $25 fee for all offenders found guilty.  The reduction is $408,000 beyond the recommendations from the governor.  … Continue reading

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First day of budget setting shows small changes

The first day of setting the next Idaho state budgets saw some additional reductions, but more will be coming as lawmakers tackle larger agencies.  These budgets would start in July.  All the department budgets set on Monday receive money from … Continue reading

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