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Spence: GOP would gobble up ‘Fair Share’

In a column in the Lewiston Tribune this morning, William L. Spence writes that the GOP would use lion's share of the "Fair Share" measure being offered by the League of Women Voters to fund every tax-cut scheme it has been dreaming about for past two decades:

Just in time for Christmas, the League of Women Voters of Idaho rolled out the group's "Fair Share" ballot initiative, which seeks to lower the state's overall sales tax rate and eliminate a number of exemptions. The initiative is billed as a way to boost school funding, but in reality it's a $424 million gift to Republicans, wrapped up with a bow. Should the measure actually qualify for the ballot and be approved, there is zero chance the Legislature will follow through and spend the money on education. Instead, the revenue would pay for every tax-cut scheme the majority party has been dreaming about for the past two decades. More here.

Question: Have you heard of the League of Women Voters Fair Share proposal to boost education spending?

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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