A fairly long list of supplemental appropriation requests is looming for lawmakers to consider, for everything from rising caseloads in foster care to a $13.5 million Medicaid shortfall. Those are items that need to be funded in the current year. One item on the list is a $1.97 million request from the College of Western Idaho for unexpected enrollment growth. “You potentially could be looking at enrollment caps,” Holland-Smith told lawmakers. “That’s not a direction we’ve gone to. … That’ll be something you’ll have to discuss.” JFAC members looked uncomfortable.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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