Stories tagged: grocery tax
Fri., Sept. 21, 2018
Soda industry backs an initiative that would keep local governments from putting taxes on soda or groceries.
Fri., Aug. 3, 2018
Two more initiatives have enough signatures to go on the November ballot.
Sun., July 15, 2018
Washington has taxed groceries in the past.
Tue., July 10, 2018, 5 a.m.
Supporters of an anti-tax initiative say they fear a local tax on food would hurt working families, even though they concede that no city or county in Washington has such …
Fri., July 6, 2018
Voters likely to be asked whether to prevent new local taxes on soda and other groceries.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 5:33 p.m.
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter drew a line in the sand Wednesday, warning that he’s still firmly opposed to removing Idaho’s 6 percent sales tax from groceries.
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 10:43 p.m.
The Idaho Supreme Court, in a 4-1 ruling Tuesday afternoon, upheld Gov. Butch Otter’s veto of legislation removing the state’s 6 percent sales tax on groceries.
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 10:12 p.m.
Four Idaho Supreme Court justices had sharp questions for both sides, as they heard arguments Thursday in a court challenge to Gov. Butch Otter’s veto of legislation repealing the state’s …
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Proponents of a lawsuit challenging Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s veto of a contentious grocery tax repeal bill will present arguments in front of the Idaho Supreme Court on Thursday.
Tue., May 30, 2017, 4 a.m.
When Idaho’s legislative and executive branches face off in court on June 15, much will be at stake.
UPDATED: Mon., May 22, 2017, 11:30 p.m.
The Idaho Supreme Court on Monday limited the issues that the state can address in its upcoming arguments over Gov. Butch Otter’s disputed veto of legislation to repeal the state’s …
UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 8:08 p.m.
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s petition to intervene in the lawsuit challenging his veto of the grocery tax repeal bill was granted Friday by the Idaho Supreme Court.
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:03 p.m.
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter filed to intervene Wednesday in a lawsuit in which his veto of a grocery tax repeal bill is being challenged by state lawmakers, saying it’s both …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
Gov. Butch Otter is asking the Idaho Supreme Court for permission to get involved in a lawsuit challenging how long a governor has to veto legislation.
Sun., April 30, 2017
It turns out that Idaho is the only state in which legislators have successfully removed references to climate change from school science standards.
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
The Idaho Supreme Court issued an order Wednesday morning in the challenge by 30 state lawmakers to Gov. Butch Otter’s veto of the grocery tax repeal bill, ordering procedural problems …
Sun., April 23, 2017
After Idaho Gov. Butch Otter vetoed a popular bill to remove the state’s 6 percent sales tax from groceries, North Idaho Sen. Steve Vick is renewing his push to change …
UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 11:06 p.m.
Two lawmakers from eastern Idaho say Gov. Butch Otter missed the deadline to veto legislation that would have repealed the 6 percent sales tax on groceries.
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 10:24 p.m.
Idaho would repeal its 6 percent sales tax on groceries on June 1, 2018, if Gov. Butch Otter doesn’t veto the bill – but he’s hinted he might well. The …
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 4:51 p.m.
Idaho would remove its 6 percent sales tax from groceries in June 2018, if legislation passed by the Idaho Senate on a decisive 25-10 vote Wednesday becomes law.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
The Idaho Senate has approved legislation repealing the state’s taxation on groceries despite receiving strong opposition from both Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and legislative leaders.
UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 11:09 p.m.
With the news that Amazon will begin collecting state sales tax from Idaho shoppers starting on April 1, Idaho’s state general fund coffers stand to gain $15 million to $30 …
Fri., March 17, 2017, 9:16 p.m.
Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter says Idaho lawmakers should not repeal the state’s grocery tax, adding that he sees no reason to change the current system.
UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 7:25 a.m.
In a showdown on the floor of the Idaho Senate, backers of removing the state’s 6 percent sales tax from groceries successfully held off a series of amendments proposed by …
UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
A compromise is emerging between the Idaho House and the Senate on tax cuts, as lawmakers push to wrap up this year’s legislative session.
UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 10:31 p.m.
Eighteen senators and representatives gathered for a news conference Thursday to press for repealing Idaho’s 6 percent sales tax on groceries – and announced that they’re up to 48 cosponsors …
Tue., March 31, 2015
BOISE – The Idaho House endorsed sweeping tax changes Monday that would increase taxes for middle-income Idahoans and cut taxes for the state’s wealthiest, according to two new analyses. The …
Thu., March 26, 2015
BOISE – Idaho House Republican leaders introduced complicated legislation Wednesday to make big changes in Idaho’s tax system – lowering the top income tax rate, removing the sales tax from …
Tue., Oct. 20, 2009
BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter would consider delaying a scheduled increase in the state’s grocery tax credit, possibly saving the state from another $15 million-plus in budget cuts next …
Tue., April 1, 2008
BOISE – Idahoans still will pay a 6 percent sales tax whenever they buy groceries, but now they’ll get more of that money back later – especially if they’re poor. …