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Question: Which Grocery Tax Relief Plan Is Best?

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Lawmakers are considering four separate plans to reduce or eliminate the sales taxes Idaho residents pay on food. The bills, introduced at a hearing Wednesday, include one from Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter to give $46 million in tax relief to the state’s working poor. Two others would cut in half or eliminate the 6 percent state surcharge on food for everyone. And the fourth would more than double the grocery-tax credit that all Idaho residents now receive on their state income-tax returns.

Question: Which grocery tax relief plan to you prefer?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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