State Schools Supt. Tom Luna got some favorable reactions from JFAC members this morning to his proposed math initiative, but Rep. Shirley Ringo, D-Moscow, noted that Gov. Butch Otter hasn’t recommended funding the $4 million proposal. Otter’s budget director, Wayne Hammon, told the joint committee, “It’s very expensive, and a lot of very expensive ongoing items are not funded in the budget. … We have not seen any information as of yet as to how last year’s money was spent. … We want to know before we commit that kind of money.” Luna said last year’s $350,000 in “seed money” was used to evaluate current math instruction, review research, and develop the initiative.