Among North Idaho representatives, just Reps. Jim Clark, R-Hayden Lake, and Phil Hart, R-Athol, voted against the governor’s bill, HB 306. They said it would only worsen the property tax burden homeowners are facing. “If you give tax breaks to huge companies, you’re shifting it to others,” Hart told the House. The bill passed, 61-9, and now moves to the Senate.
The small-employer bill passed with only two no votes, from Reps. Ken Roberts, R-Donnelly, and Paul Shepherd, R-Riggins.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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