ID Gov Orders More Fed Funds Transparency, Preparation

Idaho’s Governor Butch Otter issued an Executive Order last week directing state agencies to identify federal funds in their budgets, what those funds are for, and how the agency would cope with a ten percent cut in federal funding.

You can read more about in an Idaho Reporter story here.

The full Executive Order is here.

This is a great first step for Idaho in getting a handle on the risks of increasing dependence on federal dollars for core state and local government functions, and making plans for when those federal dollars inevitably start to dwindle.