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Eye On Boise

JFAC sets park budget with big cuts

JFAC has approved a parks budget for next year that includes a 79.4 percent cut in state general funds from this year, a 25.9 percent increase in federal funds, and a 13.4 percent decrease in dedicated funds, for an overall reduction of 20.8 percent for fiscal year 2011. The joint committee also agreed unanimously to give the parks department "lump sum" authority, allowing it to move funding around if necessary to cope with the cuts; plus spending authority to spend any amount it receives from donations or fees. The budget matches the revised "business plan" that the parks director and governor agreed on and that was OK'd by the parks board.

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