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Mon., March 4, 2013, 10:11 a.m.

House votes 68-2 for sales tax exemption for homeless shelters

The House has voted 68-2 in favor of HB 157, legislation from Rep. John Vander Woude, R-Nampa, to provide a sales tax exemption to non-profit homeless shelters. The exemption would expire in two years, to give lawmakers a chance to review it, and would cover purchases like bedding and food for homeless people housed in the shelters. The only two “no” votes came from Reps. Neil Anderson, R-Blackfoot, and Kathy Sims, R-Coeur d’Alene. The bill now moves to the Senate side.

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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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