The Flow Chart From Hell

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The first regular session of the 61st Idaho Legislature convenes Monday, Jan. 10, but lawmakers are expecting to receive a sobering preview Thursday, Jan. 6 and Friday, Jan. 7. That's when the Economic Outlook and Revenue Assessment Committee receives updates from the state's economist, the Idaho Department of Labor and the Idaho Tax Commission. Private industries will also weigh in when representatives from Micron, the Automobile Dealers Association and Retail Association get some face time with the legislature.

For their homework, committee members were sent a hefty packet including budget analysis and projections, employment trends and this little gem tracking revenue streams.

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