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Tue., March 5, 2013, 7:24 a.m.

Long list of agency budgets to be set in JFAC today…

After yesterday’s heavy lifting – setting the public school budget, which accounts for 47 percent of the state general fund – JFAC is behind today, and has a long agenda. First are the budgets they didn’t get to yesterday: The Commission on Hispanic Affairs, Idaho Public TV, and the Idaho Secretary of State. Then, there’s a long list of additional budgets to set, including the Millenium Fund, the military division, the judicial branch, the Tax Commission, the state Department of Parks & Rec and the Department of Agriculture.

There was a quick unanimous vote on the Hispanic Commission; the budget there matches the governor’s recommendation, with a 2 percent increase in general funds.

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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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