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Wasden seeks to block cottage lease deal

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden on March 24 asked the state Supreme Court to block the renewal of leases on Payette Lake and Priest Lake endowment lands. Wasden filed documents in which he argues that the lease rates the Idaho ...

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Business Caucus debuts at Legislature  (access required)

Idaho Sen. Chuck Winder, R-Boise, on March 19 chaired the first meeting of the Idaho Legislature Business Caucus. Republican state Senate and House of Representatives members with business backgrounds comprise the debut version of the group, which aims to “advance ...

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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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