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Schools could get back part of budget cuts

Strong tax revenues in April, the biggest month of the year, could mean Idaho's public schools will get up to a $55 million one-time boost at the end of this fiscal year on July 1 - an amount that exceeds the $47 million cut state lawmakers imposed on schools for next year. That wouldn't stop the bleeding - it doesn't reverse the unprecedented $128.5 million in cuts schools took this year, which are continuing next year. But it's a sign that the gloomy revenue assumptions lawmakers used to slash budgets were off. You can read my full story here at

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

Named best state-based political blog in Idaho for 2013 by The Fix

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