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Eye On Boise

Moyle: Dems and GOP working together on jobs legislation

There's a new bill on the agenda for the Rev & Tax Committee this morning, for possible introduction, addressing a tax credit for permanent new employees who will be paid at least $35,000 a year and get health benefits - and it's co-sponsored by House Minority Leader John Rusche, D-Lewiston, and House Majority Leader Mike Moyle, R-Star. Moyle said the measure expands an existing small employer jobs tax credit that he authored in the past, and he and Rusche are working together on the proposal. Rusche will present it to the committee. "You'll see us work together on most of that stuff - we always have," Moyle said. "John's a pretty good guy. We're working on a couple more."

He added that the governor's office also is aware of efforts to look at jobs legislation. Earlier, House  and Senate Democrats proposed a six-bill package of legislation on the issue that they dubbed "I-Jobs." Said Moyle, "The Democrats and the Republicans including the governor are working together on some of these solutions."



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