Controller candidates square off tonight

It’s a largely administrative job, but it has K-12 implications.

The state controller — the elected official in charge of the state’s payroll — also sits on the state Land Board, overseeing an endowment worth some $31.3 million a year for public schools.

If you want to see how Republican incumbent Brandon Woolf and GOP challenger Todd Hatfield compare on Land Board and administrative duties, they will debate at 8 p.m. MDT and PDT on Idaho Public Television.

(Disclosure: I am one of the reporters on this debate panel.)

To get a flavor of where the candidates stand on Land Board issues, you can read my story from earlier this week.

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