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Thu., May 1, 2014, 6:47 p.m.

Fulcher calls Otter’s new economic plan ‘more of the same’

Gov. Butch Otter’s GOP challenger, Sen. Russ Fulcher, offered a blistering response today to Otter’s announcement of a new economic plan dubbed “Accelerate Idaho,” to follow his “Project 60,” which was aimed at increasing the state’s GDP. Fulcher’s statement, headed, “Gov. Otter offers more of the same – which is not good enough,” says, “Other states have out-performed Idaho. … The governor’s answer was to send the department of commerce to the legislature to create a board that would essentially act as an ‘economic sweepstakes panel’ choosing winners and losers to receive tax incentives.”

Fulcher wrote, “ALL Idaho businesses need tax incentives, not just the ones chosen by government. That’s why I have been talking about a simplified tax plan for all businesses and individuals.” You can see his full statement 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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