The Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy unveiled its website today. The center describes itself as a “non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to providing our state’s citizens and elected officials with fact-based information and analysis to help make informed policy decisions.” Director Mike Ferguson, who served as Idaho’s chief economist for more than 25 years, says the website will be a resource for policymakers and the public as they work to understand Idaho’s budget and tax system.
The site will provide data and analysis through its own reports and by cataloging relevant work from other sources. One of the center’s early projects will be to compile a history of public finance in Idaho dating back to World War II. The Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy is part of the State Fiscal Analysis Initiative, coordinated by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.