This week’s podcast: 1.5.23

The 2023 Legislature has a huge sum of money it could put into education — starting with $330 million for K-12, earmarked by lawmakers in September.

The spending and policy decisions fall to a new-look Legislature, including 45 lawmakers who weren’t in the Statehouse a year ago.

It adds up to an eventful and unpredictable legislative session.

To preview the session, Kevin Richert interviews four of the state’s prominent education lobbyists: Matt Compton of the Idaho Education Association; Rod Gramer of Idaho Business for Education; Andy Grover of the Idaho Association of School Administrators; and Quinn Perry of the Idaho School Boards Association.

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