Video out from McClure Symposium on fed budget and impact on Idaho’s local governments

Idaho Public Television has made available two versions of video from the June 21st McClure Center Symposium on Federal Fiscal Issues Impacts on Local Government.

The event included two Idaho Republicans taking leading roles in reforming federal spending, Sen. Mike Crapo of the “Gang of Six” and presidential debt reduction commission and Rep. Mike Simpson, co-founder of the “Go Big Coalition” in the House.

Panelists for a public lands discussion were Valley County Commissioner Gordon Cruickshank, Owyhee County Treasure Brenda Richards, Soda Springs Mayor Kirk Hansen, Kellogg School District Superintendent Woody Woodford. On the infrastructure and regulation panel were Clearwater County Commissioner Don Ebert, Meridian School Superintendent Linda Clark, Nampa Public Works Director Michael Fuss and Coeur d’Alene Deputy City Attorney Warren Wilson.

The event was moderated by Marty Peterson, director of the James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research at the University of Idaho.

To view the 1-hour edited version click here.

For the entire event, about 2 hours and 20 minutes, click here.

Dan Popkey came to Idaho in 1984 to work as a police reporter. Since 1987, he has covered politics and has reported on 25 sessions of the Legislature. Dan has a bachelor's in political science from Santa Clara University and a master's in journalism from Columbia University. He was a Congressional Fellow of the American Political Science Association and a Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan. A former page in the U.S. House of Representatives, he graduated Capitol Page High School in 1976. In 2007, he led the Statesman’s coverage of the Sen. Larry Craig sex scandal, which was one of three Pulitzer Prize finalists in breaking news. In 2003, he won the Ted M. Natt First Amendment award from the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association for coverage of University Place, the University of Idaho’s troubled real estate development in Boise. Dan helped start the community reading project "Big Read." He has two children in college and lives on the Boise Bench with an old gray cat.

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