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Brad Iverson-Long is a reporter for the Idaho Business Review, covering banks, financial services, technology and new business.

No GOP presidential polls in Idaho (access required)

Republican presidential candidates have paid lots of attention to Idaho in the 2012 presidential election process, but pollsters have ignored the state, not releasing a single public poll for the March 6 caucus. Reasons for the lack of polls include ...

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House considering harder cap on state spending (access required)

Business leaders in Idaho want lawmakers to reduce an existing limit that caps most state spending. The plan, which would go into effect on two years, wouldn’t mean an immediate cut in the state budget, but could limit the growth ...

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Reel Foods moving and expanding fish market (access required)

Reel Foods Fish Market is moving upstream several blocks to a spot near the Boise River. The store is leaving its current location on Americana Boulevard for 611 Capitol Boulevard. The retailer also plans major upgrades to its new building to ...

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IGEM framework moves forward (access required)

The signature program of new Idaho Department of Commerce Director Jeff Sayer is running into little resistance from Idaho lawmakers. The framework for the Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM), an effort to increase technology transfers from universities and invest in ...

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Wanted: a license to massage (access required)

Idaho could join more than 40 other states in licensing the massage therapy business, at the urging of two professional massage therapy organizations with hundreds of members in the state. The Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses oversees 28 professional regulatory ...

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Port proliferation plan stalls in House (access required)

An effort by northern Idaho leaders to create more port districts in Idaho has run aground on opposition from Republicans on an Idaho House panel. The House Revenue and Taxation Committee voted Feb. 27 to hold the port district legislation ...

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Crapo opposed payroll tax cut because cost wasn’t offset (access required)

Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo was one of a handful of lawmakers on a committee that dealt with several thorny issues that were unresolved for months. That conference committee ultimately reached an agreement on how to extend the payroll tax cut, ...

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Law change could let Boise County collect taxes for court settlement (access required)

Boise County commissioners could soon have the power to raise property taxes to pay a $5.4 million court settlement, if Idaho lawmakers approve a plan introduced Feb. 22. The legislation would allow counties to exceed the state’s cap on property ...

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