Idaho Gov. Butch Otter delivers his State of the State and budget address to a join session of the Idaho Legislature in the House Chambers at the Idaho Statehouse on Monday afternoon.
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Mike Ferguson says the budget shortchanges schools, Medicaid and some small counties for the sake of a business tax break and a rainy-day fund. After a long search, a single mom finds work.
Gov. Butch Otters proposed budget would spend about $84 million more in fiscal year 2014 than in fiscal 2013, boosting state general-fund spending to $2.78 billion. Mike Ferguson, director of the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy and the states former chief economist, says the budget proposal doesnt put priorities in the right place.
Follow the link at right to read a Q&A with Ferguson on stateimpact.npr.org.