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Sandpoint won’t end downtown business tax

City administrators in the northern Idaho city of Sandpoint have rejected a petition by downtown businesses to abolish a local business tax. City officials say some of the signatures on the petition to dissolve Sandpoint’s business improvement district couldn’t be ...

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Panelists: Exporters must keep eye on ball (access required)

Foreign markets provide an excellent opportunity for Idaho-based sellers who keep working at their export strategy and avoid pitfalls such as using inadequate legal documentation and getting their product stuck in the wrong price-demand category, panelists at a seminar on ...

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Idaho revenue misses April projection

Preliminary tax revenue data shows Idaho collections in the critical month of April fell more than $55 million below the target set by state budget writers, a shortfall due in part to higher-than-expected income tax refunds. The unofficial data released ...

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Idaho conference on recreation and tourism in Boise

The Idaho Conference on Recreation and Tourism began May 4 at the Doubletree Hotel Boise Riverside in Boise. The three-day conference is designed for Idaho lodging property owners and managers, outfitters and guides, and other tourism industry professionals and recreation ...

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Congressional farm bill committee stops in Nampa (access required)

There are many critical areas facing Idaho farmers, Scott Brown representing the Idaho Grain Producers Association told the Committee on Agriculture. “Estate tax policy, rail transportation, renewable energy production, environmental regulation and the necessity of ratifying pending Free Trade Agreements ...

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State senator will join trade mission to Taiwan

State Senator Russ Fulcher announced April 29 that he would be leaving the state for nine days to represent Idaho on a five-state trade and relations mission to Taiwan. “Given the struggling economy, I’m excited to promote Idaho’s relationship with ...

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