When the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee comes to town next week for a two-day interim meeting, it’ll spend part of the two days touring various operations where state money is spent, from the Idaho History Center’s archives to a Meridian elementary school to several area state prisons. While deliberating at the state capitol the first day, next Thursday, the budget-writing committee will have a catered lunch, but the next day, it’s prison food. Lunchtime that day will fall as the lawmakers tour the Idaho Correctional Center south of Boise, so they’ll lunch there.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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