SOURCE: AJ Balukoff for Governor
By A.J. Balukoff
How much more bad news on the condition of our public schools and economy can Idaho stand?
Actually, the bigger question is this: Why is Idaho ranked at or near the bottom in virtually every measure of economic or educational health?
The latest bad news to comes in a new report from the non-partisan Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy, which concludes that the widely documented decline in Idaho’s economic health is due to the “dramatic erosion in resources,” especially the state government's radical cuts in investment in our K-12 public-school system and higher education.
Want a visual illustration of just how bad it's gotten? Just look at the chart below, put together by ICFP. Not very long ago, Idaho ranked above nine states in per-capita personal income. Now we're ahead of just one state. As the chart shows, the steep decline began in 2007—when Butch Otter entered the governor's office.
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Idaho Needs New Management. Idaho Needs Balukoff for Governor.
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