Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy, headed by former Idaho chief economist Mike Ferguson, joined with other education stakeholders in hosting a press conference on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Ferguson unveiled an alternative to the budget proposed by Governor Otter that would increase the K-12 budget by as much as 8.3%, compared to the 2.9% increase in Otter’s budget. Ferguson’s budgetary concepts were received favorably by several legislators, including Senators John Goedde and Dean Cameron. Both expressed an interest in reviewing Mr. Ferguson’s calculations more thoroughly. IEA member Cindy Wilson and Parents and Teachers Together co-founder Mike Lanza were among those who spoke in support of the alternative budget at the press conference. You can read more in this article from Idaho Education News.