Uncertainty over latest tax revenue numbers

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A leading Idaho lawmaker on budget issues said Tuesday he hasn’t seen any new tax revenue numbers after the top House representative on education said he’s heard it is $10 million below expectations.  Meanwhile, the economist…

Delays in higher education budget setting

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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…

Schools budget delayed to Wednesday

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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…

Education budget details released early

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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…

Idaho schools facing $128 million drop

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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,…

Education leaders working on schools budget

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The stakeholders in Idaho public schools are reaching a consensus on the lower spending and increased flexibility that could come in the budget for the next school year. Sen. Dean Cameron, R-Rupert, said lawmakers have talked…

Senate approves insurance-funded vaccine pool

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The Idaho Senate unanimously approved legislation Thursday setting up a universal pool of vaccines for children that will be funded by insurance companies.  The new pool comes after a decision last year to end state funding…