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Associated Taxpayers commissions statewide poll on tax policy issues

The Associated Taxpayers of Idaho, a business group that long has held an annual conference in early December each year that’s something of a run-up to the legislative session and draws lots of lawmakers, lobbyists and local government officials, has commissioned a statewide public opinion poll Idaho’s economy and tax policies. Results will be released at the annual ATI conference, which is set for Dec. 9 at the Boise Centre in downtown Boise.

Ben Davenport, ATI president, said it’s the first time the group has commissioned a poll since the early 2000s. It conducts research on Idaho tax policy and provides it to lawmakers, the state Tax Commission and others.

The poll will be presented at the conference by American Strategies, a polling firm based in Washington, D.C. “We will be going into the field to ask Idahoans how they feel about the general economy, as well as specific budgeting and taxation issues,” Davenport said. “This is an Idaho poll that we have commissioned specifically for our conference in December.  We will be having American Strategies out to speak to us about the poll results and hopefully give us a picture of how Idahoans feel on tax and fiscal policy issues.” There’s more info on the conference here.

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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