Monday, August 15, 2011

Another Idaho Surplus in FY 2012?

Posted By on Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 2:47 PM

The Associated Press reported today that Idaho might see a $179 million budget surplus when the books are closed on Fiscal Year 2012. That would follow an $85 million surplus for FY 2011.

But to hear Democratic Sen. Elliot Werk say it, the funds shouldn't be considered a surplus:

"When you low-ball your revenue estimates, slash and burn education, disenfranchise people from medical care, and you end up with a little more revenue in the basket, that's not a surplus," said Werk.

You can read our entire conversation with Werk in the current BW.

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