Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee

‘We’re so thrilled’: Child care proponents celebrate House vote to approve grant funds

BY: - May 4, 2021

Just before the House of Representatives voted on $70 million in federal child care grant funding, Rep. Brooke Green, D-Boise, handed out paper cutouts of tiny hands and feet with names and ages of children and a message that read “Fund My Future” on the back to all 70 members. Her own cutout was from […]

Following protests, Idaho Legislature’s finance committee will again consider child care funds

BY: - May 3, 2021

Federal relief funding for child care providers will be considered again at the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee meeting on Tuesday, following pressure from providers across the state and Gov. Brad Little’s budget chief.  The Idaho House of Representatives voted down the $200 million Division of Welfare’s budget by a vote of 27-42 in early April, with […]

The Joint Finance Appropriations Committee room

JFAC approves $1.75M increase for state police presence at Idaho Capitol

BY: - April 13, 2021

Members of the Idaho Legislature’s top financial committee approved a one-time funding request of $1.75 million to provide additional Idaho State Police trooper security staffing at the Idaho Capitol building and the Idaho Supreme Court. The request is a continuation of funding approved by the Coronavirus Financial Advisory Committee in December that allocated $350,000 to […]