Idaho Legislature’s budget committee talks fire funding, kindergarten and labor woes

BOISE — From now on when Idaho Rep. Caroline Nilsson Troy looks at wildfire suppression budget proposals, she won’t ever again just see numbers or charts on a spreadsheet.

Instead, she’ll see the faces of the firefighters and the equipment they rely on.

Troy, R-Genesse, will see her family members standing with their arms wrapped around each other watching the Bedrock Fire roar up a canyon and scorch the land that her family and neighbors have worked for years.