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House Rev & Tax approves tax-cut bill on party-line vote

The House Revenue & Taxation Committee has voted along party lines to approve HB 463, the governor's tax-cut bill; just the panel's two minority Democrats, Reps. Mat Erpelding and John Gannon, both of Boise, voted against the motion. The bill now moves to the full...

Moyle: ‘This bill lowers taxes for everybody that pays taxes in Idaho’

Public testimony has concluded, and House Majority Leader Mike Moyle, the lead sponsor of HB 463, the governor’s tax-cut bill, told the House Revenue & Taxation Committee, “I’m hoping that we can focus on this bill. .. This bill lowers taxes for everybody that pays...

Lowe’s to hand out bonuses, sweeten benefits amid tax cuts

Home improvement chain Lowe’s Cos. says it’s handing out bonuses of up to $1,000 for its more than 260,000 hourly employees, as it becomes the latest major employer to invest in its workers after Congress approved a tax cut that will help businesses.

Otter signs first bill: Unemployment insurance tax cut for employers

Gov. Butch Otter has signed the first bill of the session into law – HB 335, the unemployment insurance tax cut for Idaho employers. “This is about a year overdue,” Otter said. “I’ve got to thank the legislative leadership for their leadership and for their...

House passes unemployment tax cut bill for employers, 69-0

The Idaho House has voted unanimously – 69-0 – in favor of HB 335, to cut unemployment insurance taxes for Idaho employers. The move sends the bill to the Senate side. “You saw this bill a couple of times last year,” House Majority Leader Mike...