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Idaho lawmakers advance governor’s economic plan for job incentives (access required)

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s three-year plan to jumpstart the economy by giving businesses tax incentives to create new jobs is headed to the Idaho House for debate. The House Revenue and Taxation Committee advanced the bill March 21, hoping to ...

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BSU worries guns on campus may eliminate sporting and entertainment events (access required)

Boise State University could lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue from lost sporting and entertainment events if Idaho lawmakers approve a bill to allow guns on college campuses, a school official says. Bruce Newcomb, the university’s director of ...

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Idaho County officials reject N. Idaho land swap

Commissioners in Idaho County have written a letter to the U.S. Forest Service rejecting the agency’s proposed land exchange with a timber company, contending it would be disastrous for the county. Commissioners contend that putting about 40,000 acres of private ...

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Idaho official: Revenue bump isn’t what it seems

At first blush, news that Idaho collected $45.5 million more in tax revenue than it projected for February seems a harbinger of better days to come. But state budget chief Wayne Hammon says the picture isn’t quite as rosy as ...

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U.S. Ecology 4Q profit jumps 71 percent

Radioactive and hazardous waste services company US Ecology Inc. said its profit rose 71 percent in the fourth quarter on greater revenue from its base business and individual cleanup projects. Its results beat Wall Street estimates, but its forecast for ...

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Lawmakers agree to $2.4 million for aquifer plan

A 10-year plan aimed at restoring the underground aquifer that supplies water across southern Idaho is on track to get more state funding for the upcoming fiscal year. Idaho budget writers approved $2.4 million last week for the Comprehensive Aquifer ...

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Plans proposed for central Idaho airport land

Officials in the central Idaho resort area of the Wood River Valley are considering how best to use 210 acres that will become available in Hailey once Friedman Memorial Airport moves to a new location due to safety concerns. Planners ...

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