Many of Idaho's power elite are expected at the Boise Centre today as the Associated Taxpayers of Idaho holds its 65th annual Taxpayers Conference. The 2011 edition is dubbed "Niching Idaho in Uncertain Economic Times."
Lawmakers, CEOs, CFOs and some of the nation's top economists fill the schedule with updates on federal and state tax policy. But the true highlight is expected to be the public's first glance of what the 2013 Fiscal Year budget might look like for Idaho. Cathy Holand-Smith, division manager for Idaho's Budget and Policy Legislative Services, usually flies through a quick overview of what might be expected for education, health and welfare, and corrections, Idaho's top three cost centers.
Additionally, Lt. Gov. Brad Littlle is expected to outline priorities from the Office of the Governor, and Speaker of the House Lawerence Denney and Senate President Pro Tempore Brent Hill will speak to their game plans for the 2012 session.
Citydesk will keep you in touch with the conference throughout the day.