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Edit: Long odds for sales tax reform

In his Lewiston Tribune editorial this morning, Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase comments that the odds are long re: getting sales tax reform on the Idaho ballot. But that's better than no chance at all:

The Idaho League of Women Voters is wasting its time with an initiative campaign to reform the sales tax and turn more money loose for public schools. So says the smart money. You can see why. The proposal takes about 20 pages to explain how it would lower the overall rate from 6 to 5 percent, eliminate 22 sales tax exemptions, expand the tax to a dozen services and in the process generate about $424 million more each year for education. As a rule of thumb, the longer and more complex an idea, the more likely people will run away from it. Getting on the ballot won't be easy, either. More here.

Question: Do you support this initiative idea?



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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