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Moyle: ‘This plan is good for Idaho’

Giving his closing comments after the public testimony, House Majority Leader Mike Moyle, R-Star, said, “Karen brought up the concern about education. You know, my wife teaches school. I have a child in the school system. Do you really think I want to do something to hurt the school system? Heck no. You want to help the school system? Grow the stinking economy.”

He said, “Idaho is not very competitive when you look at our surrounding states.” Moyle urged the senators to think about North Idaho residents being able to buy groceries at home, rather than drive across the Washington state line to avoid sales tax. “By having the sales tax come off of groceries, you’re going to make the state of Idaho a lot more competitive.”

He said, “I want to assure you: This plan is good for Idaho.”

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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