Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Unda' the Rotunda is baaaacck

Posted By on Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 9:44 AM

Today's Boise Weekly features the return of Unda' the Rotunda, our weekly review of Legislative meanderings.

It you are new to Unda', you can read all of last years, and the year before's and... here. Think of it as a crash course in legislative politics.

This week we hang the entire column on this chart (click for .pdf):


The chart shows, in perfect pastels, the percent of base reduction--which is funding that comes out of the state's tax payer funded general fund--that Otter identified for many state agencies. The total budget cuts will vary, depending on other types of funding, but this chart shows Otter's priorities for what tax revenue ought to pay for. 

The governor's budget details are online for your viewing pleasure.

Otter plans to donate part of his constitutionally mandated raise to a state scholarship fund, as we point out in Unda' the Rotunda... anyone want to donate to the general fund? Pledge below...


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