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New JFAC Co-Chair Keough says she’ll be ‘responsible,’ ‘prudent’

Sen. Shawn Keough (State of Idaho photo)
Sen. Shawn Keough (State of Idaho photo)

Sen. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint, the newly appointed co-chair of the Legislature’s Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee said Monday, “It’s a wonderful appointment – I’m very honored.” Keough, who long served as vice-chair to then-Senate Finance Chair Dean Cameron, R-Rupert, said, “I feel like I have some pretty big shoes to fill.”

“At this point I don’t have an agenda,” she said. “I’m anxious to continue to try to guide the committee in a responsible manner. I look forward to working with Co-Chair (Rep. Maxine) Bell. I think the committee has been well-run, with the leadership of Sen. Cameron and Rep. Bell.”

 Keough said her aim is for the panel to “continue to be a responsible steward of the taxpayer dollars, and also a recognition that our state government is expected to provide some services, and to fund those appropriations in a prudent manner.”

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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