Eye On Boise

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2009, 8:39 A.M.

‘The fund that hurts us the least’

Funding to operate the state Office of Drug Policy would come from the Millenium Fund, which holds the proceeds from a tobacco settlement, under a budget set this morning in JFAC. Rep. Janice McGeachin, R-Idaho Falls, tried to take the money from the general fund instead, but other budget writers said there just isn't the money. "At this point, it appears to be the fund that will hurt us the least," said House Appropriations Chairwoman Maxine Bell, R-Jerome. The plan passed the committee on a 15-5 vote.




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