“Let me make it clear - I do not want to cut education funding,” state Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna told JFAC this morning. “I didn’t run for this office to cut funding on public education.” Nevertheless, he said, “As superintendent, I will outline prudent and responsible reductions.” Luna said, “Last night we burned the midnight oil at the department,” and at one point, sent out for Chinese food. He displayed a fortune from a fortune cookie. It said, “You shouldn’t overspend at this moment - frugality is important.” Asked by JFAC Co-Chair Maxine Bell, R-Jerome, if he ate the whole cookie, Luna, after a moment, said to laughter that he saved part of it for later.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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