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Internet sales tax bill headed to Idaho Senate

An Idaho Senate panel has advanced a plan to collect and remit sales tax on online purchases. The Senate Local Government and Taxation Committee on March 8 agreed to advance the proposal to the Senate floor for debate. The proposal ...

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US to Idaho: ‘State-based’ health plans don’t pass muster

Idaho’s move to let companies offer health insurance plans that don’t meet Affordable Care Act standards is illegal, U.S. officials said March 8. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma issued a letter to Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” ...

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Study: Disabled hiring rate has improved over the last year (access required)

With the national unemployment rate at a 17-year low, fewer U.S. workers are searching for employment. And employers who are having trouble filling positions are turning to a traditionally untapped source of talent: people with disabilities. The hiring rate for the ...

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Delivering diversity: Developing a plan for recruitment and retention (access required)

Companies today need to have a diverse workforce to connect with their clients and communities. Recruiting a diverse workforce and then retaining that talent are critical to success. Many companies seek outside help when it comes to recruiting and hiring. ...

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National study: Economic impact of the opioid crisis is large and growing (access required)

Nearly 100 people die each day in the United States as a result of opioid overdoses, and the social toll of those deaths and the millions of individuals suffering from opioid addiction is incalculable, but the economic impact — though ...

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Idaho House spikes rural schools network bill

A bill backed by Idaho’s top schools chief to develop a new rural schools network has once again failed to clear the Legislature. For the third year in a row, state lawmakers on March 7 blocked a proposal to form ...

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Cities pitching diversity in efforts to lure businesses (access required)

Some cities and regions are highlighting racial diversity along with positive business climates, competitive tax rates and available land in pitches to lure tech companies and high-paying jobs to town. Places such as Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Detroit are touting their ...

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Tax deduction was entertaining while it lasted

Business executives who entertain their clients at golf courses, sports stadiums and party venues are going to pay an extra price now that the entertainment tax deduction has been eliminated. And the new tax law could also trim back business ...

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