Rep. Ken Roberts, R-Donnelly, has proposed a new motion setting revenue for both fiscal years 2010 and 2011 at $2.25 billion. That would force the Legislature to cut another $120 million from the current year’s budgets - meaning far more holdbacks than Gov. Butch Otter has proposed, plus having to spend reserves this year that he tabbed for balancing next year’s budget.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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