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Rep. Lake: Bring a bill to end tax exemptions

Quit talking about repealing tax exemptions. Bring a bill to do it. That’s the message Rep. Dennis Lake, the House Revenue and Taxation Committee chairman, sent the Senate by shelving without a hearing its measure calling for an annual review ...

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Idaho’s February jobless rates comes within a tenth of record

Idaho employers opened 2010 by hiring fewer workers than in any two-month period on record, sending February’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate to 9.5 percent and stopping just short of breaking the record 9.6 percent rate in 1982-83. The February rate ...

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Otter signs business ethics month in Idaho decree

Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter signed a proclamation on March 11, naming March Business Ethics Month. The proclamation says, “Business owner who embrace the Better Business Bureau’s Standards for Trust advertise honestly, tell the truth, are transparent, honor promises, are ...

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Committee approves immigration bill (access required)

A bill that aims to punish illegal immigrants by upping penalties for the use of false documents has cleared a Senate committee. The Senate State Affairs Committee voted 6-1 March 12 to approve a bill that would make it a ...

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Disney Institute provides models, examples for success (access required)

What would Disney do? Attendees of a daylong presentation, “Disney’s Approach to Business Excellence” got a taste of the formulas that associate the company with its unbeatable track record and unmistakable brand recognition. Presented March 11 at Boise’s Doubletree Riverside ...

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Sandpoint attempts to drive mixed-use projects (access required)

The northern Idaho city of Sandpoint wants to go further than most cities have gone to get people living downtown. A new zoning code would allow buildings over 35 feet in certain areas only if the building’s mass above that ...

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