Idaho's congressional delegation have returned with its call to balance the federal budget. Constitutions in Idaho and 48 other states require state lawmakers to balance the budget for every single year. Not so with the federal budget. Idaho Senator Jim Risch tells Idaho's news channel 7 that's something that's got to change. Supporters hope it could be passed this year. But opponents say it would force the government to cut social programs when they're needed the most, and they need flexibility. political expert Dr. Jim Weatherby says that government is required to provide certain services.