The House Revenue & Taxation Committee, after hearings that stretched for two days, has voted 11-7 against legislation to allow a local option sales tax to fund public transit, reports S-R reporter Parker Howell. The bill was heavily backed by Treasure Valley interests, because the valley’s freeways are choked with traffic at rush hour. Rep. Ken Roberts, R-Donnelly, led the opposition to the bill, which is now dead for the session.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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