His comments came as the state Department of Corrections is looking into whether it could save money by privatizing the state prison in Orofino, a concept that’s raised big concerns in that community, where the prison is a major employer. JFAC is in the midst of hearing from the chairs of various legislative committees on their budget recommendations, to prepare for setting state budgets – though the actual budget-setting now has been delayed, while the state studies the impact of federal economic stimulus funds. JFAC’s Web site, which normally lists the budget-setting schedule, now says only, “The Budget Setting Schedule has been delayed indefinitely.”
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210
Main switchboard: (509) 459-5000 • (800) 338-8801
Newsroom: (509) 459-5400 • (800) 789-0029
Customer service: (800) 338-8801