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JFAC opens interim meeting

The Idaho Legislature's Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee hears an update from legislative budget director Cathy Holland-Smith as it opens its interim meeting Wednesday in Boise. (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)
The Idaho Legislature's Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee hears an update from legislative budget director Cathy Holland-Smith as it opens its interim meeting Wednesday in Boise. (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)

The Idaho Legislature's joint budget committee has begun its interim meeting this morning at the Stueckle Sky Center at BSU, starting with an update from legislative budget director Cathy Holland-Smith on the state of the general fund. Overall: Not so good. The state faces a $151 million budget shortfall in the current year; Gov. Butch Otter has ordered holdbacks to make up part of that. "The Legislature will have to act on this when you come to town," Holland-Smith noted.




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