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Sat., April 6, 2013, 6:47 a.m.

Idaho’s Girl Scout cookie tax fight makes the front page of the Wall Street Journal

Idaho's Girl Scout cookie tax fight made the front page of the Wall Street Journal today, in a story headlined, "No Brownie Points for Idaho Senate as It Keeps Tax on Girl Scout Cookies; Top Lawmakers Wouldn't Hold a Hearing Because 'Nobody Could Say No' to Cute Kids." It's a great read. "Who can resist a Girl Scout selling something, except perhaps the state of Idaho?" the Journal asks, reporting, "Girl Scout troops for decades have lifted millions of dollars from adult wallets selling cookies to raise money for their programs. They've also been some of the nation's best lobbyists, deploying their youthful charm to fight off so many tax writers that, today, just two states―Idaho and Hawaii―try to take a bite out of their cookie sales." You can read the full story here.
 




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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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