By unanimous consent, the House just concurred in the Senate amendments to the grocery tax increase bill, HB 81. “The amendments that came back from the Senate on the grocery tax credit bill simply bumped down the values for everybody from $50 to $40 and for seniors from $70 to $60,” Rep. Cliff Bayer, R-Boise, told the House. “There are no other alterations.” Now, the bill as amended just needs a final House vote of approval to go to Gov. Butch Otter – where its fate is uncertain.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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