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Trib: Jeers to Hill, Bedke

In his weekly Cheers & Jeers column, Opinion Editor Marty Trillhaase of the Lewiston Tribune gives JEERS to Idaho Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill, R-Rexburg, and House Speaker Scott Bedke, R-Oakley:

"You've been left in the dark about a powerful group of lawmakers they've engaged to contemplate whose taxes get cut -- and who will pay more. Among the people assigned to this tax working group are the chairmen of the Senate and House tax committees - Sen. Jeff Siddoway, R-Terreton, and Rep. Gary Collins, R-Nampa. Other members include Sens. Jim Guthrie, R-McCammon, Steve Vick, R-Dalton Gardens, Abby Lee, R-Fruitland, Lori Den Hartog, R-Meridian, and Grant Burgoyne, D-Boise, along with Reps. Janet Trujillo, R-Idaho Falls, Dell Raybold, R-Rexburg, Tom Dayley, R-Boise, Robert Anderst, R-Nampa and Mathew Erpelding, D-Boise. Their focus is Utah, where a flat income tax has widened the tax burden between rich and poor. They've met repeatedly this summer. Legislative staffers have been assigned to help them. More here.

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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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