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Wayne’s Legislative Wish List

Wayne Hoffman/Idaho Freedom Foundation offers his Top 10 suggestions for the new Legislature:

  • 1. Cut taxes. I’d like to see the personal property tax go away. But many other cuts and changes to the state’s burdensome and unwieldy tax code would also be welcome. Get to it
  • 2. Keep spending down. Last legislative session saw a nearly 7 percent increase in general fund spending. That’s unsustainable and must stop.
  • 3. Fix Medicaid. Don’t expand it. Medicaid is broken and consuming more and more of taxpayer resources every year. Florida has implemented some excellent reforms that help improve patient care and reduce costs. Idaho should look at those success stories and replicate them.
  • More here.

Question: What suggestions do you have for the 2013 Legislature?

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