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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.


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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