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Fri., March 2, 2007, 12:38 p.m.

Tax break debate put off

The House was clicking through the bills on its agenda so quickly this afternoon that it came right up to HB 245, major legislation to phase in a $100 million tax break for business over the next eight years at the urging of the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry. But the House hadn’t been expected to get to that measure, which is the subject of much debate, this afternoon. When it came up, House Majority Leader Mike Moyle, R-Star, rose and said, “Mr. Chairman, it’s late.” Therefore, he asked to move the bill down on the calendar, to follow the other House bills scheduled for debate on Monday, and the House unanimously agreed.

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