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JFAC takes up state superintendent’s budget, again…

The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee is back in session this morning to set a new budget for the office of the state Superintendent of Public Instruction, including the question of the Idaho Reading Indicator, the early-reading assessment test for children in kindergarten through the third grade...

Eye on Boise: Denney gets a do-over on his budget

Eight days after a stunned Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney said lawmakers had “gutted” his budget, the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee did a re-do, and relented on providing $1.2 million in one-time funds next year for an elections system technological upgrade.

Idaho lawmakers squabble over Liquor Division budget, new stores

The Idaho Legislature’s joint budget committee bogged down in a big way on Wednesday over the state Liquor Division budget, as Sen. Fred Martin, R-Boise, led an ultimately unsuccessful move to try to reject funding for two new state liquor stores in the Treasure Valley – one of them in his own district.

Idaho budgets for swelling load of prison inmates

Idaho lawmakers have set a budget for the state Department of Correction next year that reflects a 7.6 percent increase in state funds and nearly doubles funding for county and out-of-state inmate placements to $21.2 million.