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Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador addresses the Associated Taxpayers of Idaho via video link on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, from Washington, D.C. (Betsy Z. Russell)

Labrador to ATI: 'Government needs to be slashed'

At this afternoon’s “Gubernatorial Forum on Taxation” at the Associated Taxpayers of Idaho conference, two of the GOP candidates for governor – Lt. Gov. Brad Little and Boise physician and developer Tommy Ahlquist – are appearing in person, but 1st District Rep. Raul Labrador appeared...

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IACI proposes slate of tax changes, cuts

The Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry, known as IACI, has developed a “strategic, broad-based plan to right-size Idaho’s tax system,” after being challenged to do so by legislative leaders in 2016, Nathan Anderson, director of public policy for Union Pacific and chair of IACI’s...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016

Cortney Liddiard, CEO of Ball Ventures in Idaho Falls, addresses the Associated Taxpayers of Idaho on Wednesday (Betsy Z. Russell)

Ball Ventures CEO: Consider lowering 2/3 supermajority for bonds 

A businessman addressing the Associated Taxpayers of Idaho had a surprising recommendation today: Lower the two-thirds supermajority requirement for general-obligation bonds, which school districts and local governments now must get to invest in major infrastructure like new buildings. “Please don’t throw anything at me, don’t...

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FRIDAY, NOV. 13, 2015

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11, 2013

THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2011

Lawmakers look ahead to political battles

Idaho's headed for a different kind of legislative session in January, one marked less by painful budget cuts and more by political and philosophical battles, key lawmakers said Thursday; you can read my full story here at House Minority Leader John Rusche, D-Lewiston, noted...

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Denney: 'The good news is we are growing'

House Speaker Lawerence Denney said, "We will get through the next session, we will balance our budget, we're required by our Constitution to do so. We hear rumors of surplus, but I can tell you, the good news is that we are growing. Our growth...

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