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Idaho Tax Hawk Antone, 92, RIP

Steve Antone, a plain-spoken farmer who spent a dozen years as the gatekeeper of Idaho tax policy, died Saturday. The Rupert Republican served 28 years in the Idaho House, the last dozen as chairman of the House Revenue & Taxation Committee before his retirement in 1996. His obituary ran in Sunday’s Statesman.A A full story from the Twin Falls Times-News will run in tomorrow print and online. Antone’s funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Rupert.

Question: Do you think Idaho has a balanced tax system today?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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