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Eye On Boise archive for March 20, 2007

TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2007


‘It’s an awkward position to be in’

Here are a few North Idaho lawmakers’ reactions to the governor’s veto of the grocery tax relief bill:Sen. Mike Jorgenson, R-Hayden Lake, said, “I think should this veto survive, it might give more impetus to considering real grocery tax reform down the road,” such as...

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Gov. Otter: ‘It’s the wrong thing to do’

Gov. Butch Otter has vetoed the grocery tax relief bill that lawmakers in both houses earlier passed by overwhelming majorities. “It’s the wrong thing to do,” Otter told The Spokesman-Review. “It spends $11 million more than we wanted to.” He said “the most obvious and...

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It’s true – Otter vetoed HB 81

The governor’s office confirms that Gov. Butch Otter has vetoed HB 81a, the bill to increase the grocery tax credit – the one that won final passage in the Senate unanimously and the House with just six no votes. The veto message is expected out...

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Senate backs overriding Panhandle Health rule

The Senate has voted 23-8 in favor of legislation rejecting stricter septic system rules for North Idaho, reports S-R reporter Parker Howell. Concerned that Panhandle Health District rules will hinder development by requiring larger drain fields and septic tanks, especially on expensive lakefront property, Panhandle...

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