The Idaho Spending Index serves to provide a fiscally conservative perspective on state budgeting while providing an unbiased measurement of how Idaho lawmakers apply these values to their voting behavior on appropriations bills. Each bill is analyzed within the context of the metrics below. They receive one (+1) point for each metric that is satisfied by freedom-focused policymaking and lose one (-1) point for each instance in which the inverse is true. The sum of these points composes the score for the bill.
Analyst: Niklas Kleinworth
Bill Description: Senate Bill 1193 is a trailer appropriation for Senate Bill 1098 that provides $180,200 for staff and consultant compensation.
Senate Bill 1193 would appropriate an additional $180,200 from the Department of Environmental Quality Receipts Fund to cover the initial costs of voluntary agreements for staff and consultant compensation, per Senate Bill 1098. These funds are received through voluntary agreements entered by the agency Director. This appropriation would give the Division spending authority for those receipts.
Does this budget incur any wasteful spending among discretionary funds, including new line items? Conversely, does this budget contain any provisions that serve to reduce spending where possible (i.e. base reductions, debt reconciliation, etc.)?
This appropriation is reasonably consistent with the fiscal note accompanying Senate Bill 1098 and makes the appropriations effective immediately. There is no evidence of wastefulness in this appropriation.