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Bottom line: 7.7 percent cut in general funds

The bottom line on the public school budget set this morning is that the 2010 appropriation for Idaho’s schools was set at $1.3092 billion in general funds, down 7.7 percent from this year’s budget of $1.4185 billion. In total funds, including federal stimulus money, some of which is earmarked into certain programs like special education, the budget reflects a tiny increase of 0.4 percent.


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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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