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BOISE – Potential tax relief, as well as investments in education and transportation, are on the table after tax revenue blew past projections for the third consecutive month, resulting in a projected $530 million budget surplus, Idaho Gov. Brad Little said Friday.
Energy companies and banks are leading stocks broadly higher on Wall Street in morning trading Tuesday, extending the market's recent run of gains.
The Big Ten became the first Power Five league to shift to an all-conference fall schedule as the college sports world faces difficult decisions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to withhold federal funding if schools don’t reopen in the fall, and he lashed out at federal health officials over school reopening guidelines that he says are impractical and expensive.
SALEM – Gov. Kate Brown on Saturday said she would call a second special legislative session this summer to fix a state budget wrecked by the economic fallout from the COVID-19 crisis and wants to use coronavirus relief funds to help support the Black community and working people.
BOISE — A former Idaho budget director has been sentenced to 90 days in jail and 10 years of supervised probation after he pleaded guilty to willfully possessing or accessing child sexually exploitative material.
WASHINGTON — Russell Vought, the acting Office of Management and Budget Director nominated to assume the position officially, cleared the first hurdle to confirmation with a 7-4 vote in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday.
As the nation enters a third month of economic devastation, the coronavirus is proving ruinous to state budgets, forcing many governments to consider deep cuts to schools, universities, health care and other basic functions that would have been unthinkable just a few months ago.
Washington should tap its rainy day fund for some $319 million to help fight homelessness in communities around the state, Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday.
A panel of lawmakers is looking at making changes to Idaho’s only independent performance evaluations agency, possibly by having staffers focus more on legislative budgets and less on whether state programs are working properly
Dr. Shelley Redinger speaks publicly about the Spokane School district's $31 million shortfall and what caused it Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the Spokane Schools headquarters. The year after the legislature restructured school funding and the schools handed out big raises to teachers, the district is facing the prospect of large layoffs to balance the budget.
School districts and lawmakers across the state struggle with some of the things the McCleary fix didn’t fix.
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Science grads, Nov. 16, 1982
Funding levels for special education services are shaped by two metrics: a cap and a multiplier. Neither one may reflect the reality of particular school districts.
By the end of June, when the 2017 fiscal year comes to a close, the University of Washington athletic department expects to have a surplus of about $2,000. That sum is, in the overall scope of things, mostly immaterial for an athletic department with revenues of $125 million.
House Democrats pushed through a $44.9 billion two-year budget Friday that they said keeps faith with the contract between the generations in Washington. Republican criticized it as a plan that grows government without any regard for where the money will come from.
Rather than thoughtfully address the concerns of doctors, patients, hospitals, insurers, consumers and state and local leaders, the strategy was:
School districts would get another year of higher property tax collections under the first bill the full House passed Monday.
One irrefutable sign of this campaign’s unseriousness is the virtual absence of any discussion of America’s aging.