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JFAC to take public testimony Friday morning in Capitol Auditorium

For only the second year ever, the Legislature's Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee will hold a public hearing on the state budget this year and take public testimony. This year's will be a single hearing, set for this Friday, Feb. 3rd, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. in the Capitol Auditorium. People wishing to testify can sign in as early as 7 a.m.; testimony will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis, with some possible exceptions at the discretion of the committee chair "in consideration of geographic diversity." Each person's testimony will be limited to three minutes; overflow rooms will be provided with a live feed of the hearing in case the auditorium overflows, as it did last year when thousands of people came to have their say on state spending and cuts. There's more info here and here.

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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