Idaho Budget Writers Coming Closer to 2013 Numbers


The Idaho Legislature's budget writing committee is wrapping up its annual catch up with each of the state's departments and agencies before setting a spending plan for Fiscal Year 2013. This week lawmakers will hear from the departments of commerce, finance and lottery, as well as the state's liquor division before receiving reports from legislative committees and beginning the processing of budget writing. The first pass of FY 2013 is scheduled to be set by Friday, March 9.

Additionally, the Senate Transportation Committee takes up a texting-while-driving ban, a joint session of the House and Senate Resources Committees will hear a presentation on federal sage grouse oversight and presentations from Idaho Public Television and the Center for Advanced Energy Studies before the Senate Education Committee.