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Software rule in Maryland, Virginia sends Micron to Legislature (access required)

The Idaho House State Affairs Committee voted to move forward a bill that would negate a federal proposal on computer software licensing.   Owning software isn’t quite the same as owning merchandise. When a consumer or a business purchases software, ...

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Board wants ‘GARVEE’ program on fast track (access required)

Sure, the GARVEE (Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle) roads improvement funding request dropped from last year by $152 million to $998 million. A closer look, however, shows that the Idaho Transportation Board under new Idaho Republican Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter wants ...

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MobileDataforce picked for project (access required)

Boise-based MobileDataforce was selected to develop and provide mobile software for a six-hospital clinical research project. The researchers are collecting data on treatment of spinal cord injuries at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York; Craig Hospital in Denver; The ...

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GARVEE roads contract connected to 2003 (access required)

Of the $52.5 million contract joint venture partners Washington Group International and CH2M-Hill signed Aug. 3 with the state of Idaho for managing its $998 million “Connecting Idaho” roads improvement project, an unspecified portion of $31.3 million is linked retroactively ...

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How would property tax repeal work? (access required)

The House Revenue and Taxation Committee on Feb. 16 unanimously allowed to move forward a plan to phase out the personal property tax over a period of years, starting with a sizable exemption up front. The Idaho Association of Commerce ...

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Payette newspaper named one of best in the country (access required)

A Payette newspaper was recently honored as one of the country’s best. The Inland Press Association this month gave the Independent-Enterprise a first-place prize in the annual Best Non-Daily Newspaper Competition. The Independent-Enterprise won for papers with less than 5,000 ...

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Idaho House kills Internet sales tax plan (access required)

Anti-tax hawks in the state House have put a halt to Idaho's plan to join a nationwide push aimed at eventually forcing Internet and catalog companies to collect sales taxes when they sell to out-of-state customers. Wednesday's vote was 37-to-32 ...

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Tech investment tax credit likely to get legislative hearing (access required)

A proposed technology investment tax credit will get a hearing before the House Revenue and Taxation Committee, a key proponent said. Phil Syrdal, co-chairman of the Bioscience Incentives Task Force, said Feb. 21 that Rev and Tax Committee Chairman Dennis ...

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Digging deep south of Idaho's border (access required)

I give P.R. people a hard time, but once in a while a press release comes across my desk and I have to pause. Once in a great while I read one that makes me say, “Wow – that’s cool.” ...

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