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Rebate for jet parts crashes in Senate committee (access required)

A Senate committee has scrapped a bill that would have provided out-of-state jet owners with a rebate on the sales taxes they pay on parts installed on their aircraft in Idaho, a measure that one Boise company said would have ...

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Bill would make cattle operations’ manure plans private (access required)

A Senate committee has advanced a measure that would keep the public from accessing reports that describe how beef cattle feeding operations treat and manage waste. The Senate Agricultural Affairs Committee voted March 10 to approve a measure that would ...

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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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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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Senate panel votes against immigration crackdown

A Senate committee rejected a bill that would penalize employers who don’t use a federal computer database to verify workers’ immigration status and who end up hiring illegal immigrants. After three hours of debate, mostly tilted against the measure, the ...

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