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Author Archives: The Associated Press

Idaho tax collections dip below expectations for August (access required)

Idaho’s individual income taxes, sales taxes and corporate income taxes all fell slightly below monthly projections for August, the state budget office reported Tuesday. The $38.5 million dip below expectations is still a tiny fraction of the state’s $6 billion ...

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Reclaim Idaho pulls education funding initiative from ballot (access required)

Organizers of an education funding initiative have asked to have the measure pulled from the November ballot after the Idaho Legislature last week passed a massive tax cut and education spending bill that made the initiative moot. Reclaim Idaho’s initiative, ...

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Ranchers seek to intervene in Idaho-US water rights fight (access required)

Individual ranchers and the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation are seeking to intervene in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice challenging recently-passed state water rights laws. The request filed earlier this week in U.S. District Court involves laws ...

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Governor signs massive tax cut, education bill (access required)

Gov. Brad Little late Thursday signed a massive tax cut and education spending bill made possible by the state’s projected $2 billion budget surplus. The Republican governor signed the bill after it made a speedy trip through the Legislature in ...

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Massive Idaho tax cut, education bill heads to governor (access required)

A massive tax cut and education spending bill made possible by the state’s $2 billion budget surplus made a speedy trip through the Idaho Legislature in a special session on Thursday. The Senate voted 34-1 to send to the governor ...

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Massive Idaho tax cut, education bill heads to House (access required)

A massive tax cut and education spending bill made possible by the state’s projected $2 billion budget surplus is moving at lightning speed through the Legislature and headed to the full House on Thursday. The House Revenue and Taxation Committee ...

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