Despite Dems’ misdirection, House approves entry into federal lands group

March 27, 2015 Dustin Hurst

Despite repeated misdirection from Democrats in the Idaho House, lawmakers approved a measure to allow Idaho to enter into a working group to examine state management of federal lands. Multiple times on the House floor Friday, Democrats, including Mat Erpelding of Boise and Paulette Jordan of Plummer, told colleagues…

House panel approves tax bill as session winds down

March 27, 2015 Dustin Hurst

On a party line vote Friday morning, the House Revenue and Taxation Committee approved a plan to cut income taxes, raise funds for road repairs and repeal Idaho’s grocery tax. The bill, sponsored by House Majority Leader Mike Moyle, would serve as a $15 million tax hike in 2016,…

Opinion: Income, grocery tax proposal deserves support

March 27, 2015 Wayne Hoffman

A proposal in the Idaho House of Representatives would do great things for Idaho’s economy and workers. House Bill 311 would get rid of the state’s silly system of taxing groceries. Equally important, it would lower the top marginal income tax rate from the stratospheric 7.4 percent to…

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