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Eye On Boise archive for March 8, 2007

THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2007

Governor cancels live statewide TV appearance

Gov. Butch Otter had been scheduled to appear on Idaho Public TV’s “Idaho Reports” this Friday night and take calls from the public in a live broadcast, but he’s canceled due to illness. His office reported that Otter may have bronchitis, and is canceling all...

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Amendments, amendments

The House is in its amending order now, amending HB 245, the bill from IACI to phase in the elimination of the personal property tax on business equipment. Democrats offered an amendment to trim the business tax cut back to just its first year –...

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That's it for now...

The Senate has now dissolved its Committee of the Whole Senate without successfully approving any amendments to the grocery tax bill, HB 81, but the bill remains on the amending order. When formally reporting to the Senate the progress of the Committee of the Whole,...

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Debate is on regarding amending grocery tax

The Senate is in its 14th Order, debating possible amendments to HB 81, the grocery tax credit increase bill. Five possible amendments were filed, but Sen. David Langhorst, D-Boise, withdrew one as the debate began, saying, “We have worked to achieve a compromise.”The amendments range...

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Last-minute university plan raises eyebrows

Idaho State University is asking for $5 million for a project in Meridian, where the university wants to buy and renovate part of the former Jabil Circuits plant, which is now owned by the Meridian School District. Rep. Fred Wood, R-Burley, said the facility would...

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Tax deed bill dies in committee

Legislation from Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, to force counties to return surplus proceeds to owners when it auctions off properties for unpaid taxes died in a Senate committee on Wednesday, after earlier passing the House 43-26. Read Parker Howell’s full story here in today’s Spokesman-Review.

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