Tue., Jan. 18, 2011
Cameron: How does 1k fewer people working help the economy?
Senate Finance Chairman Dean Cameron, R-Rupert, said under Luna's proposals, Idaho would lose between 770 and 825 teachers over the next two years, depending on how growth is forecast. It would also lose 300 classified personnel in school districts, and would have about 60 fewer school administrators. "You indicated that the economy demands this type of change," he told Luna. "I have to wonder in my mind why a thousand less people working helps the economy."
Luna responded, "Understand that through attrition, most if not all of these positions can be absorbed."