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  • Idaho Tax Commission refuses property tax break extension

    BOISE – Idaho’s state Tax Commission refused Tuesday to extend a big property tax break to operators of railroad tracks, pipelines, cell towers and underground tanks, despite the urging of …


  • Idaho House OKs cut in personal property tax

    BOISE – The Idaho House voted 67-2 on Tuesday to eliminate the personal property tax on equipment for about 90 percent of Idaho businesses, favoring a plan by counties instead …


  • Eye on Boise: Business tax’s end ‘devastating’ to public schools

    BOISE – The draft bill released last week by Idaho Gov. Butch Otter to phase out the state’s personal property tax on business equipment would have a “devastating” impact on …


  • Eye on Boise: Tree falls in the forest, so does revenue

    BOISE – Lawmakers noted a surprising fact in the budget presentation this year from Idaho Department of Lands Director Tom Schultz: The state is reaping record timber harvests, but its …


  • Otter facing battles within GOP

    BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter faces a major leadership test when Idaho lawmakers convene their legislative session on Monday: convincing many from his own party that it’s in the …


  • Session closes in compromise

    BOISE – With a compromise on a tax break for businesses, Idaho legislators on Wednesday finally wrapped up their business for the year and adjourned the session. “I think it’s …

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