Stories tagged: Idaho state budget
Fri., May 20, 2011, 1:54 p.m.
Idaho voters raise taxes for schools after lawmakers wouldn’t
Idahoans around the state are voting to raise their own property taxes in the wake of a third straight year of cuts in school funding approved by state lawmakers.
Sun., May 15, 2011, midnight
Eye on Boise: Luna aide says reform plan isn’t bringing new staffers
BOISE – Although rumors are rife that the Idaho State Department of Education has added highly paid staffers to implement the new Students Come First school reform plan, Luci Willits, …
Tue., May 10, 2011, midnight
Higher revenue return good news for schools
BOISE – Strong tax revenues in April 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 …
Mon., May 9, 2011, 4:12 p.m.
Idaho 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 …
Tue., March 8, 2011, midnight
Idaho prison funding bill escapes budget ax
BOISE – Idaho’s state prison system would escape the cuts other state agencies are facing next year; instead, under a budget crafted by legislative budget writers Monday, it’d see a …
Sat., March 5, 2011, midnight
Higher ed budget in Idaho is lowest since 2000
BOISE – Idaho’s colleges and universities will have to rely more on student tuition and fees under a budget lawmakers set Friday. “I know that universities have borne a heavier …
Sat., Jan. 29, 2011, midnight
Idahoans decry proposed cuts to services for disabled
BOISE – Close to a thousand people flocked to the Idaho Capitol on Friday to plead with lawmakers not to cut services to disabled Idahoans. “I’ve been in two group …
Wed., Jan. 19, 2011, midnight
Lawmakers skeptical of Idaho education plan
BOISE – Key Idaho lawmakers raised serious questions Tuesday about state Superintendent of Schools Tom Luna’s sweeping education reform plan. Luna’s plan relies on increasing class sizes and employing fewer …
Sun., Jan. 16, 2011, midnight
Idaho troopers doing duties with 1977 staffing level
BOISE – There are the same number of Idaho State Police troopers patrolling the state’s roads now as there were in 1977, Idaho lawmakers learned last week, even though the …
Tue., Jan. 11, 2011, midnight
Lawmakers begin tough sessions
BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter worked some budget magic to trim the state’s shortfall for the coming year down to manageable size and avoid calling for any tax increases. …
Sun., Jan. 9, 2011, midnight
Budget crunch dominates talk among Idaho lawmakers
BOISE – There’s a desperate edge to the talk in Boise as Idaho’s legislative session approaches. “It’s not going to be a fun place to be in the Capitol this …
Wed., Nov. 24, 2010, midnight
Idaho roads need $543 million more
BOISE – Idaho needs to spend $543 million more a year on its roads, Gov. Butch Otter’s transportation task force decided Tuesday, and the top ways it should raise the …
Sun., Nov. 21, 2010, midnight
Eye on Boise: PERSI director assures Idaho funds not in trouble
BOISE – Idaho’s public employee retirement system has been deluged by calls, e-mail and visits from worried state and local government retirees who are concerned that it’s going to be …
Wed., Nov. 17, 2010, midnight
Director outlines Idaho’s gloomy Medicaid outlook
BOISE – Idaho’s Medicaid program is facing such a big potential shortfall next year that officials are considering using volunteers to help those who now rely on its services. State …
Tue., Nov. 16, 2010, 3:42 p.m.
Idaho: Volunteers could help sick, poor
Idaho’s Medicaid program is facing such a big potential shortfall next year that officials are suggesting turning to volunteers to help out the disabled and others who now rely on …
Tue., Nov. 16, 2010, midnight
Idaho panel predicts shortfall as budget lacks stimulus, reserves
BOISE – State lawmakers got a grim glimpse of the decision-making that awaits them when they convene in January, as the Idaho Legislature’s joint budget committee gathered Monday to go …
Mon., Nov. 15, 2010, 4:48 p.m.
Idaho’s state budget outlook grim
Idaho state lawmakers got a grim glimpse of the decision-making that awaits them when they convene in January, as the Legislature’s joint budget committee gathered Monday to go over figures …
Wed., Oct. 27, 2010, 12:33 p.m.
Idaho to cut $8 million in Medicaid services
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is poised to make more than $8 million in cuts to Medicaid programs and services for low-income adults with severe mental illness and …
Tue., Sept. 21, 2010, 6:33 a.m.
Lawmakers: More budget cuts coming in 2011 session
Idaho legislators are preparing for more scrounging when the 2011 session starts in January. Even if tax revenue next year is 10 percent greater than the current year, Idaho faces …
Tue., Sept. 14, 2010, 2 p.m.
Idaho nets $51 million to preserve teacher jobs
The state Department of Education says Idaho will receive more than $51 million in federal education funding to preserve teacher jobs.
Tue., July 13, 2010, 4:42 p.m.
Idaho closes tough budget year
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter closed the books on a tough budget year for the state Tuesday, saying the final numbers - an $8.26 million year-end shortfall, which was easily covered …
Thu., June 3, 2010, midnight
Idaho outlook getting brighter
BOISE – Idaho is on track for an economic recovery next year, according to the state’s latest official forecast, although state lawmakers and the governor have set a pessimistic budget …
Wed., June 2, 2010, 10:50 a.m.
Forecast: Economic recovery for Idaho in 2011
Idaho is on track for an economic recovery in 2011, according to the state’s latest official forecast - though state lawmakers and the governor set a pessimistic budget for 2011 …
Thu., Jan. 21, 2010, midnight
Revenue estimate could deepen Idaho budget cuts
BOISE – Idaho lawmakers might have to make millions of dollars in additional cuts to both the current-year state budget and to next year’s if a new state revenue forecast …
Sun., Jan. 10, 2010, midnight
Idaho Republicans seek cuts to services, taxes
BOISE – Things seemed bad last year, when Idaho made an unprecedented cut in state funding for public schools while slashing budgets for everything from universities to economic development. But …
Fri., Jan. 8, 2010, midnight
Otter seeks midyear cuts
BOISE - Idaho Gov. Butch Otter on Thursday declared his support for additional midyear budget cuts that would hit schools along with all other state operations. Otter said he’ll include …
Thu., Jan. 7, 2010, 11:04 a.m.
Otter backs mid-year cuts for Idaho schools
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter on Thursday declared his support for additional mid-year budget cuts that would hit schools along with all other state operations.
Wed., Jan. 6, 2010, 6:18 p.m.
Otter set to make budget announcement amid talk of cuts
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has scheduled an announcement for Thursday morning on the state budget, just days before he’ll unveil his proposed budget Monday to a joint session of the …
Sun., Dec. 13, 2009, midnight
Speaker touts short session as capitol cost-saving plan
BOISE – Idaho House Speaker Lawerence Denney has sent out a memo to all House committee chairs and vice chairs asking them to take steps to wrap up the upcoming …
Thu., Dec. 10, 2009, 2:07 p.m.
Data show Idaho economy’s hit bottom
New, not-yet-published labor data shows surprising and “heartening” news for Idaho’s economy, Gov. Butch Otter’s chief economist said today: It appears to have hit bottom and is ready to begin …