The non-profit, non-partisan Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy launched in 2011. It’s headed by Idaho’s former chief economist, Mike Ferguson.
The center’s purpose is to provide in-depth analysis of state budget and tax issues, with an emphasis on education, transportation, and public health and safety.
“The mission of the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy is to provide Idaho citizens and elected officials with fact-based information and analysis they can use to make informed public policy decisions that will shape Idaho’s future for generations to come.
The Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy will provide material that is pertinent to Idaho’s public finance issues and present that material in a clear, unbiased and understandable manner.
Analysis produced by the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy will be based on the best available data and methodologies. When analyzing revenue-related issues, the Center will operate under a set of values derived from “Principles of a High-Quality State Revenue System” from the National Conference of State Legislatures.” – IdahoCFP.org