Stories tagged: JFAC
UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017, 5:48 p.m.
Idaho lawmakers scale back boost in probation, parole officers
A plan to add two dozen probation and parole officers to Idaho’s prison system next year was cut in half to just a dozen on Thursday, as growing inmate numbers …
UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017, 5:52 p.m.
Idaho lawmakers back higher-ed building plan
Gov. Butch Otter’s proposal for a $35 million higher-ed construction program next year won unanimous approval from the Idaho Legislature’s joint budget committee on Thursday.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 10:15 p.m.
Idaho lawmakers back 6.3% funding boost for schools
Idaho lawmakers set a budget Monday for K-12 public schools for next year at $1.7 billion, a 6.3 percent increase in state funding over this year, and slightly less than …
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 6:09 a.m.
Eye on Boise: Idaho lawmakers debate health budgets, but not coverage gap
Idaho lawmakers have just finished a full week of hearings on health and human services budgets, and while major changes and initiatives are underway in some areas, there was little …
Wed., July 24, 2013
Idaho school Wi-Fi plan surprises legislators
BOISE – Idaho state schools chief Tom Luna is about to sign a 15-year, multimillion-dollar contract for a private company to set up Wi-Fi networks in every high school in …
Tue., Dec. 11, 2012
North Idaho gains clout on budget committee
BOISE – Lawmakers from Lewiston and points north will take up eight of the 20 seats on the Idaho Legislature’s powerful joint budget committee when the 2013 session convenes in …
Wed., June 22, 2011, 3:12 p.m.
Idaho school officials knock new data system
Idaho’s new multimillion-dollar student data system is causing giant headaches at school districts around the state and local school officials say it isn’t working, state lawmakers heard Wednesday. State Superintendent …
Wed., June 22, 2011, 1:15 p.m.
Idaho schools could get some relief amid budget cuts
Idaho schools could get about $50 million in a one-time payout in July, no strings attached, if state tax revenues meet projections in the final month of the state’s fiscal …
Sat., Dec. 18, 2010
Key panel will hear testimony
BOISE – The powerful joint committee that writes all budget bills in the Idaho Legislature is also the only committee that’s never taken public testimony – but it will this …
Fri., Dec. 17, 2010, 2:43 p.m.
Idaho opens state budget to public input
The powerful joint committee that writes all budget bills in the Idaho Legislature is also the only committee that’s never taken public testimony - but it will this year. With …
Sun., Dec. 12, 2010
North Idaho presence on JFAC drops by two
BOISE – Now that embattled Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, has been removed from the House tax committee for the next two years, where did he land? House Speaker Lawerence Denney …
Wed., Dec. 1, 2010, 1:12 p.m.
Henderson gives up budget post to focus on jobs
Rep. Frank Henderson, R-Post Falls, has decided to give up his coveted seat on the Idaho Legislature’s Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee after five years to focus on economic development legislation in …
Wed., Nov. 17, 2010
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 …
Thu., Oct. 15, 2009
Idaho budget picture grim
BOISE – Idaho’s state budget news is bleak, lawmakers heard as they gathered Wednesday for the interim meeting of the Legislature’s joint budget committee. One in five Idaho school districts …
Wed., Oct. 14, 2009, 2:48 p.m.
Idaho faces bleak budget news
Idaho’s state budget news is bleak, lawmakers heard as they gathered Wednesday for the interim meeting of the Legislature’s joint budget committee: One in five Idaho school districts has declared …