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Tax proposals discussed as legislative session approaches (access required)

House Revenue & Taxation Committee chairman Rep. Dennis Lake, R-Blackfoot, has heard an unusual amount of tax talk as the legislative session approaches. Some people think raising taxes could address the expected budget shortfall for the coming fiscal year. Others ...

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Cascade Bancorp works out deal to raise $177M

Cascade Bancorp wrapped up a deal with a group of investors that will bring in $177 million, a move that should halt the company’s capital problems. The Bend, Ore., bank holding company, parent of Bank of the Cascades, finalized agreements ...

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State seeks to increase required immunizations for kids (access required)

State health officials want to increase immunization requirements for children in daycare or school and to shift enforcement from the schools to the Department of Health and Welfare. The change, which the board of Health and Welfare will consider at ...

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Land Board approves Tamarack lease dispute

Tamarack’s ski season is one step closer to becoming a reality. On Nov. 16, the Idaho Land Board approved a settlement of a lease dispute that allows homeowners in the Tamarack Municipal Association to conduct a $1.5 million ski season ...

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Intermountain Gas forecasts modest demand gain

Demand flattened in the last couple of years for Idaho utilities, which is why Intermountain Gas forecasts low growth in its most recent plan adjustment, said Public Utilities Commission Staff Director Randy Lobb. Intermountain Gas Co. submitted a five-year demand ...

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