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70 percent of Idahoans say the current tax system is fair (access required)

Most Idahoans are happy with the state’s existing tax structure, according to a survey of several reform proposals. The statewide poll found 70 percent of Idahoans believe the system to be either fair or very fair. To compare, about 60 ...

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Boise Cascade to purchase two engineered lumber facilities

Boise Cascade will purchase two southern engineered lumber facilities. The Boise-based company will purchase the facilities from Georgia-Pacific for $215 million. The facilities are located in Thorsby, Ala. and Roxboro, N.C. The acquisition is expected to be completed in the ...

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Old ideas surround new Idaho legislative session

It’s no secret that rejected proposals haunt the halls of the Idaho Statehouse. Tax reform failures and botched education funding formulas are common ghost tales among lawmakers and lobbyists. Yet the ideas that formed doomed legislative efforts rarely die. So ...

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Canyon County Co-op set to open Jan. 19 (access required)

The long-awaited opening for the Canyon County Co-op is slated for Jan. 19 at 1415 First Street South in Nampa. The Co-op got started in September 2014 as a working committee of the Downtown Nampa Association. It has since become ...

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SGW Designworks rounds out its services with new electrical engineering unit (access required)

The building that houses SGW Designworks looks drab from the outside, but inside,  among the mannequin parts, mechanical devices and stripped-apart electronics, the employees create a palpable sense of excitement. The owners of the Boise-based product and process development consulting ...

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Legislative leadership is warned against eliminating sales tax on groceries (access required)

The majority leadership of the Idaho Legislature said they were warned by another state government not to eliminate the 6 percent sales tax on groceries. On Dec. 15, an interim legislative work group examining tax reform released four possible proposals ...

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New, surprising numbers: Idaho graduation rate well below national average

Idaho’s graduation rate tied for 41st in the nation in 2013-14, according to new numbers released Dec. 15 by the U.S. Department of Education. Idaho’s graduation rate came in at 77.3 percent; the national rate was 82.3 percent. The state’s ...

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