House Bill 356 — Public School Children’s Programs Appropriation

House Bill 356 — Public School Children’s Programs Appropriation

Fred Birnbaum
April 6, 2021
Fred Birnbaum
April 6, 2021

The Idaho Spending Index examines appropriation bills on several fronts to add some important context to lawmakers’ discussions as the spending bills are considered on the House and Senate floors. As we look at the budget, we consider the following issues:

Does the agency requesting these funds serve a proper role of government? Has wasteful or duplicative spending been identified within the agency, and if so, has that spending been eliminated or corrected? Have budget-writers reviewed existing outlays to look for opportunities to contain spending, e.g., through a base reduction? If there is a maintenance budget, is that maintenance budget appropriate? Are the line items appropriate in type and size, and are they absolutely necessary for serving the public? Does the budget contemplate adding new employees or programs? Does the appropriation increase dependency on the federal government?

Our analysis is intended to provide lawmakers and their constituents with a frame of reference for conservative budgeting, by summarizing whether appropriation measures contain items that are truly  objectionable or legitimate and worthy of support.

Bill Description: FY22 Appropriation for Public School Children’s Programs

Rating: -1

It is imperative that this $547 million budget include intent language that prevents the use of public monies for instructing children in social justice ideologies to include but not limited to critical race theory. It is clear that the purveyors of social justice ideology are targeting college students in Idaho and based on their actions in other states, younger and younger children. No public monies should be used for this type of indoctrination.

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