Legislative Update: Setting Idaho's Budget

Feb 17, 2017

Credit Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

Friday we wrap up week six of the Idaho Legislature. Lawmakers are getting down to the business of passing bills in committees and sending them to the House and Senate floor.

The Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee, or JFAC considered the final budget requests from the state agencies this week. That means this panel of 20 is switching gears and will start to draft bills, in fact, the committee is expected to write close to 100 budget bills.

In our 2017 Weekly Legislative Update, we take a closer look at JFAC. Boise State University professor Gary Moncrief says it’s a unique committee in the Idaho Statehouse.

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