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Bedke Drops Grocery Tax Shift

A week after floating the idea to lower top corporate and personal income tax rates by killing the annual $80 grocery tax credit for middle- and high-income Idahoans, House Speaker Scott Bedke has dropped the bill. In a report Wednesday by Kimberlee Kruesi of the Twin Falls Times-News, Bedke says he won’t be introducing the measure this week, as he had said he  intended. “The one thing that drives me is the mantra is first, do no harm,” Bedke told Kruesi. “I certainly don’t want your taxes to go up for having done this”/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Don't you wish other lawmakers shared Bedke's do-no-harm mantra?

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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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