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Allred wants to cut gas tax

Idaho Democratic gubernatorial candidate Keith Allred wants to cut the state’s gas tax 3 cents to 22 cents per gallon but leave the diesel tax at 25 cents. Neither tax has changed since 1996.   The move would help families ...

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Study: Idaho car drivers overpaying for highways

By John Miller Passenger car drivers pay a disproportionate share of Idaho highway maintenance costs compared with big trucks, according to a study released Tuesday that state leaders predict could become a political “hot potato.” The study concludes that cars ...

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Idaho unemployed receive extended benefits as job market stays tough (access required)

When extended federal unemployment benefits expired at the end of May, about 4,400 unemployed Idahoans stopped receiving benefits the first week. About 1,500 people per week were impacted thereafter. Now that Congress has restored extended unemployment benefits, people who haven’t ...

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Board cuts off money to Boise visitors bureau

The three members of the Greater Boise Auditorium District’s board of directors didn’t want to hear any more. They didn’t want further explanation from auditors. They didn’t want any more replies or excuses in response to their concerns. They didn’t ...

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