|Rep. Stephen Hartgen (R-Twin Falls) speaking prior to the opening of the |
Joint CEC Committee forum today in the Idaho Capitol Lincoln Auditorium.
Jeff Youtz, director of the legislative services office and former member of the CEC Committee, said the committee is an extremely important forum to ensure the state legislature is in touch with the needs of Idaho’s employees.
Youtz described the history of the CEC committee, which in the past met a few days before the beginning of the session to nail out the details of the year’s employee compensation changes. He said he hopes the CEC Committee continues to meet annually in the future, because understanding appropriate employee compensation changes is a vital part of the state’s yearly budget puzzle.
Today's featured speakers included Youtz, Senior Budget and Policy Analyst of LSO Robyn Lockett, as well as Director of the Department of Administration Teresa Luna and also Program Manager of Group Insurance Division Amy Johnson.
The forum started at 1:15 p.m. and will run until 4:45, with a short break from 3:15 - 3:30 p.m. It will continue tomorrow, Jan. 8, from 1:15 - 5 p.m. and again Friday the 10th from 1:30 - 5 p.m.
Wednesday's session will include public testimonies from state employees from 3:15 to 5 p.m.
Watch the forum live here: http://www.idahoptv.org/insession/
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