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Little: ‘Disappointed’ by Otter’s veto of grocery tax repeal

Idaho Lt. Gov. Brad Little issued this statement on Gov. Butch Otter’s veto of HB 67a, the grocery tax repeal bill:

“While I am disappointed by the governor’s veto, I remain committed to tax reform, including a more sustainable solution for all Idahoans on the grocery tax. Idaho is a leader in the nation in job growth, wage growth and economic prosperity. In order to keep Idaho as a leader we need to always be looking at our overall tax structure. Removing grocery tax for all Idahoans remains the right thing to do and I look forward to traveling the state and visiting with Idahoans about all taxes that impede on their ability to prosper. Idaho’s economy is moving in the right direction. Idahoans are working and revenues are up, and as lieutenant governor I am committed to keeping it that way.”

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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