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Getting personal (access required)

    At 9 a.m. this morning, a House committee will meet at the Idaho Legislature to take up a proposal every business owner should care about: getting rid of the personal property tax. The tax is levied by counties on ...

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A bit of Legislative theater (access required)

The Idaho House just shot down an effort by Rep. Brandon Durst, D-Boise, to attach an amendment to a community college bill, and Durst about got himself kicked off the floor in the process.   Durst wanted the full House ...

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IdaCorp earnings climb thanks to power subsidiary (access required)

Idacorp on Feb. 15 reported 2006 earnings more than $40 million higher than in 2005.   Earnings last year were $107 million, or $2.51 per share, according to the company. That compared to $64 million, or $1.50 a share, in ...

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Senate considers bill to increase public comment for feedlots (access required)

Chastising one county for limiting its citizens' ability to speak out about a proposed feedlot, a state Senate committee has approved a bill that would allow any “affected person” to testify before local officials about permit applications for such facilities. ...

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Boise software firm lands government contracts (access required)

Boise-based software firm MobileDataforce recently received contracts from Canyon County and the city of Los Angeles.   Read a profile of MobileDataforce here.   MobileDataforce makes software that allows users to fill out forms from the field on handheld devices ...

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A mighty wind blows in the Legislature (access required)

   The House Revenue and Taxation Committee just unanimously approved House Bill 189 that would do away with the personal property tax paid by wind energy producers. Rep. George Eskridge said the bill would level the tax revenue from those ...

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Personal property tax bill moves forward (access required)

   It’s on – legislation that would phase out the personal property tax has just been allowed by a House committee. A bill will be printed and assigned to committee, the first official step in the Idaho legislative process.   “The ...

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Micron software bill cleared for vote in Idaho House (access required)

According to the sponsors, House Bill 186 will negate the effect of the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act. Software licenses would be governed by Idaho law instead of the computer transactions act.  The House State Affairs Committee voted to send ...

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Boise architecture firm has new name (access required)

Cole + Poe Architects has changed its name to Modus Architecture. Principal Bruce Poe said the company planned to change its name after its founder, Stan Cole, left the firm in December to join Steed Construction. Cole is now Steed’s ...

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