FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 23, 2022
Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little and legislative leaders announced today a special legislative session will be held Sept. 1, to use the state’s record $2 billion projected budget surplus to counteract the impacts of 40-year high inflation on individuals and schools.
“We’re calling an extraordinary session to address the crushing impacts of historic inflation on Idaho families and schools. The cost of basic fundamentals to live everyday life has skyrocketed, and schools are faced with the burden of rising operating costs. Idaho’s powerful economic engine, combined with years of fiscal conservatism in state government, mean tax revenues have outpaced government spending, month after month, year after year. As a result, we are now projecting a new record budget surplus - $2 billion - which is hundreds of millions more than we expected. With the emergency before us, we’re going to give it back to the people and help our schools,” Governor Little said.
The single subject bill on inflation that will be considered by the Idaho Legislature on Sept. 1 includes:
The bill to be considered by the Legislature has a long list of bipartisan cosponsors.
Information on the 2022 special legislative session, including the bill language to be considered, statement of purpose and cosponsor list, and Governor’s proclamation, is available at https://gov.idaho.gov/legislative-sessions/2022-special-legislative-session/.
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