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Tue., March 31, 2009, 9:20 a.m.

‘Seems much more democratic’

Rep. Branden Durst, D-Boise, introducing the first amendment to HB 135, said, "This is the moment we've all been waiting for - we're actually going to get to talk about local option on the floor of the House." Durst said lawmakers are willing to "vote to tax our folks, and yet we're not willing to give our folks the ability to tax themselves. ... It seems to me that it's much more democratic." The amendment would allow local voters to approve five-year local-option taxes.

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