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Tue., March 26, 2013, 5:09 p.m.

Senate votes unanimously in favor of HB 315, personal property tax relief bill, sends to governor

Only one senator, Sen. Jim Rice, R-Caldwell, debated on HB 315, the personal property tax relief bill; he spoke in favor of it. Sen. Jeff Siddoway, R-Terreton, the bill’s Senate sponsor, said, “We’ve got to some way find a way to succor businesses into this state so that we can create the jobs that we need to create.” He said he has relatives who’ve moved out of the state for lack of work. He shared a story about a struggling calf, and said he hopes that with the bill, Idaho can “make sure when we have businesses that want to come to Idaho … that see the opportunity to come here and profit, that we can offer them this fatted calf.” The bill then passed unanimously – 35-0 – and now heads to the governor’s desk.

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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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