In 2011 Mike Ferguson launched the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy. It’s a non-partisan non-profit aimed at providing analysis of state government spending, budgeting, and fiscal policy.
Before becoming director of the center, Ferguson was Idaho’s chief economist for 25 years. He worked in the governor’s budget office under six different administrations. Ferguson retired from his post during the beginning of C.L. “Butch” Otter’s second term as governor.
Ferguson has also worked as an economist at the Idaho Public Utilities Commission. He’s a graduate of Boise State University and the University of Oregon.