BOISE -- For the second year, Idaho lawmakers voted Governor C.L. Butch Otter's revenue projections were right on the money.

Otter estimates $2.98 billion dollars in revenue will flow into Idaho in fiscal year 2015, which starts in July.

That's 6.4 percent more than this year.

The 18-person Joint Economic Outlook and Revenue Assessment Committee agreed with Otter's projection in a unanimous vote Thursday.

Aligning with the governor means the committee largely agrees Idaho will have enough money to boost the 2015 budget by 3.7 percent to $2.9 billion while saving more than $40 million, as Otter recommended earlier this week during his State of the State speech.

With the forecast in, lawmakers now can get down to debating whether they like Otter's budget priorities -- or if they should be changed.

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