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Author Archives: Tucker Slosburg

My Final Thoughts on Boise

For the last year I’ve written with a fairly academic and tongue-in-cheek tone. One, because I enjoy it and two, because it helps keep my perspective clear and objective. It’s the same reason I don’t rely too heavily on personal ...

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Developing Idaho Part 2: Expanding the Toolbag

Those young upstart millennials, often classified as lazy because they choose quality of life over economic decision making, remind me of Idaho’s predicament regarding how we attract new businesses to the state. We want it all, but we’re not sure ...

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Attracting business with an old-fashioned tax cut

 Idaho’s state corporate income tax rate is 7.6 percent. The Chamber Alliance believes that reducing the rate will attract more businesses to Idaho, increasing job prospects and revenues.   What makes this proposal interesting is the reason. According to the Chamber Alliance, ...

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One step at a time

Idaho had a good month. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics September 16 report, Idaho employment increase from July to August by 0.5 percent, which translates to an increase of 3,200 jobs. While the August numbers sound promising, Idaho failed ...

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Your health insurance broker matters

  Democrats often shoot themselves in the foot. The recent healthcare changes were supposed to reduce the cost of healthcare; instead they are cutting spending for the consumer advocates of healthcare—the broker.  This is real money. I spoke with Trent ...

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‘Money had to be wooed…’

In the late 19th century, donors at the University of California at Berkeley directly interviewed potential professors. Charles Eliot, president at Harvard, encouraged certain laboratories to be built on campus because it would “benefit the company making the donation.” At ...

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Our hyperbolic nation

We need to have a national debate. It’s a phrase that arises too liberally anytime someone of prominence makes a faux pas. Or when a particular group with an agenda hopes to raise awareness about their pet issue. Regardless of ...

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Shame on us … and you too, Mr. Weiner

Understandably, the public is outraged by the likes of Anthony Weiner, Arnold, and Mr. Edwards to name a few. However, it is shameful that our public outrage – and our media coverage of the sex scandals – exceeds our outrage ...

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Raising taxes in all the right places

Our national debt should not be a political issue, yet both parties continue to push it in that direction by blaming one party or the other for massive increases. Our debt developed and increased under both the Bush and current ...

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