Idaho Public TV’s new live streaming site is up for the 2013 legislative session, which kicks off Monday. The old links still work through a redirect, but the new address is www.idahoptv.org/insession. Upgrades mean that the service will now stream easily to Macs, PCs, iOS devices and most Androids; that means easier access to live video streaming from House and Senate floor sessions and hearings in the Capitol Auditorium, audio from all standing committee hearings, Idaho Supreme Court oral arguments at their Boise chambers, some press conferences from the governor’s office and more.
Today, the Legislature’s joint Economic Outlook & Revenue Assessment Committee is meeting all day, and you can watch live at the new streaming site. Today, the joint committee is hearing from bankers, builders, Realtors, retailers and more; tomorrow, it’ll hear from hospitals, university economists and the INL. The whole process is aimed at evaluating the outlook for Idaho’s economy to help in setting the revenue estimate on which the state budget for the coming year will be set; you can see the full agenda here, along with background information and links to presentations.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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