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TEDZ highway funding plan hits road block

An Idaho House panel voted down a plan to use future sales tax funding to pay for new highway projects March 14. The Transportation and Economic Development Zones plan would have had projects costing more than $50 million and having ...

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Moscow Ford dealership files for bankruptcy after creditor sues (access required)

The owner of a Moscow Ford dealership has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy a day after it was sued by the company financing its operations. The dealership, Gilbert Auto Ford, used the Ford Motor Credit Company to finance its purchases ...

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On the horns of a dilemma (access required)

Each quarter, Idaho Business Review and the law firm of Holland & Hart bring experts to the table to discuss topical issues of concern. On March 5, we gathered policy experts at the University of Idaho’s Water Center to talk ...

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Cloud computing tax exemption moves forward in Idaho House panel (access required)

Leaders of several Idaho-based technology companies successfully convinced a panel of lawmakers that the state shouldn’t tax cloud computing services and online software under the state’s sales tax. The House Revenue and Taxation Committee on March 7 approved the legislation, ...

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Idaho counties tout personal property tax relief plan

Counties want the Legislature to dump Idaho’s personal property tax for virtually all small- and medium-sized businesses, according to a bill introduced March 7 that will be considered against a competing version from industry aiming to eliminate the tax for ...

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Idaho Falls man sues restaurant for gender-based discrimination

A former employee of the Texas Roadhouse restaurant in Ammon alleges only women can work as bartenders there, according to a complaint filed with the U.S. District Court of Idaho. Tim Fenton was employed at the restaurant as a trainer, ...

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Courts will sort out new Boise food truck founders’ dispute (access required)

One of Boise’s newest food trucks is facing adversity less than a year after appearing on the scene, and its two founders have turned to the courts to work out their differences. Justin Hampton, a co-founder of the Gem Street ...

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Sales tax money could bond big road projects (access required)

Sales tax money could be used to pay for large road projects that are expected to add to the state’s coffers. Supporters of the plan say it could help pay for a proposed new highway connecting Meridian to Emmett as ...

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Complexities slow removal of ‘hated’ personal property tax (access required)

Efforts to end Idaho’s personal property tax on businesses have been at the forefront of discussions at the Idaho Legislature for years, long before Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter outlined a repeal plan in his State of the State speech. But ...

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