David Adler http://boisestatepublicradio.org en Levy Votes Show Disconnect Between Idaho Public And Lawmakers On Education http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/levy-votes-show-disconnect-between-idaho-public-and-lawmakers-education <p>Idaho voters Tuesday agreed to pay more than $100 million in additional taxes over the next few years when they approved 36 new school district levies. Reliance on supplemental levies to shore up school budgets has increased dramatically since the recession spurred cuts in state funding. &nbsp;</p><p>David Adler, director of the Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State, says the legislature is increasingly shifting the responsibility to fund education to local homeowners who pay property taxes. He says Tuesday’s levy votes reveal a disconnect between voters and lawmakers.</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 20:00:05 +0000 Adam Cotterell 22392 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Levy Votes Show Disconnect Between Idaho Public And Lawmakers On Education Boise State Hosts Conference On State Of The U.S. Presidency http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-state-hosts-conference-state-us-presidency <p>Scholars from around the U.S. are in Boise today to talk about the state of the American presidency.&nbsp; They're taking part in a day-long event at Boise State University to discuss the power of the president, the chief executive’s role in fiscal policy, and bias in the presidential selection process. &nbsp;<br>&nbsp; Thu, 28 Feb 2013 17:00:28 +0000 Scott Graf 21687 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise State Hosts Conference On State Of The U.S. Presidency Idaho’s Universities Steadily Lose State Support Over Long Haul http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-s-universities-steadily-lose-state-support-over-long-haul <p>For the past three days, the presidents of Idaho’s state colleges and universities have stood before lawmakers. They’ve all made the case for why their school should get state money. But that’s been an increasingly tough sell over the years.</p><p>This year Idaho’s colleges and universities got a $19 million boost from lawmakers. But after several years of cuts that only brought higher education spending back to 2006 levels.&nbsp;And even in times when schools were getting more money each year, the increases did not keep pace with growth.</p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 00:58:33 +0000 Adam Cotterell 19885 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho’s Universities Steadily Lose State Support Over Long Haul University Presidents Compete For Money At Idaho Legislature http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/university-presidents-compete-money-idaho-legislature <p>At the Idaho Legislature they call this Education week. The state’s education leaders go before budget writers to make the case for why they should get the money they’ve asked for. For the first few days it’s higher education. Monday morning presidents from Boise State and Idaho State are in the hot seat. So forget cross state sports rivalries, this is true high stakes competition.</p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 17:17:08 +0000 Adam Cotterell 19740 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org University Presidents Compete For Money At Idaho Legislature Personal Property Tax, Health Insurance Exchange Likely Topics In Governor's Yearly Address Today http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/personal-property-tax-health-insurance-exchange-likely-topics-governors-yearly-address-today <p>Monday Idaho’s 2013 legislative session begins with Governor Butch Otter’s State of the State address. Speaking to reporters Friday Otter hinted at what he might say.</p><p>“The state of the state is in pretty good shape,” he said. “It’s in great shape when I compare it to the stories I hear from a lot of my colleagues in the different governors’ organizations that I belong to.”</p><p>Otter says he’ll propose a budget that is balanced and sound with no new revenue. But there’s a lot he hasn’t revealed.</p> Sat, 05 Jan 2013 21:33:23 +0000 Adam Cotterell 19016 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Personal Property Tax, Health Insurance Exchange Likely Topics In Governor's Yearly Address Today Boise State’s Andrus Center Gets New Leader http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/boise-state-s-andrus-center-gets-new-leader <p>Boise State&rsquo;s <a href="http://andruscenter.org/" target="_blank">Andrus Center for Public Policy </a>has a new director. <a href="http://www.uidaho.edu/class/mcclurecenter/features/adler/davidadlerbio" target="_blank">David Adler </a>will take the reins of the nonpartisan center in July. Adler has spent the past two years as founding director of the <a href="http://www.uidaho.edu/class/mcclurecenter" target="_blank">McClure Center for Public Policy </a>at the University of Idaho. Before that he taught political science at Idaho State University. Thu, 26 Apr 2012 22:03:50 +0000 Adam Cotterell 4989 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Boise State’s Andrus Center Gets New Leader