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Unemployment insurance tax cut bill reintroduced

The first bill of this year’s Idaho legislative session is a tax cut for Idaho employers that was proposed and widely supported last year, but got killed in the cross-fire between the House and Senate over other tax cuts.

Wall Street’s love of tax cuts drove Dow to 25,000 mark

The Dow Jones industrial average surged past 25,000 Thursday, a strong signal of investor enthusiasm for President Donald Trump’s $1.5 trillion tax cut. The milestone comes less than a year after the Dow topped 20,000.

Labrador increases his tax-cut proposals to nearly 30 percent of the state budget

Idaho gubernatorial hopeful Raul Labrador, currently the 1st District GOP congressman, released his economic plan today, and on top of the $900 million in tax cuts he’s already been advocating, he’s adding another $120 million-plus. Labrador’s “5-5-5 plan” to cut personal and corporate income tax...

Goodman: Tax bill passes on darkest day

A country’s annual budget is often described as a moral document, defining the nation’s values. Its tax system codifies its fairness. Who pays into the system, and who reaps the rewards?

Idaho company to offer bonuses following tax plan

Idaho health care and home products company Melaleuca Inc. announced Thursday that it will be the latest major business to give its workers bonuses in response to President Donald Trump’s tax cuts.

Labrador, Simpson laud GOP tax bill as it passes House

The U.S. House voted 227-203 in favor of the GOP tax bill today, and Idaho Reps. Raul Labrador and Mike Simpson both lauded the bill; the Senate is expected to vote later today. “Any time we can allow hard-working Idahoans to keep more of their...

Federal tax bill could have big implications for Idaho’s state budget

Idaho officials say the federal tax reform bill currently being finalized in Congress likely will have a huge impact on state revenue collections, but they aren't sure yet whether the effect will be positive or negative, the Lewiston Tribune reports. Estimates from various state agencies suggest the tax reform effort could...

About 150 march in Spokane in protest of Republican tax reform plans

About 150 protesters gathered Monday afternoon in downtown Spokane to denounce Republican tax reform proposals moving through Congress. All In For Washington, Greater Spokane Progress and the Peace & Justice Action League of Spokane organized the event. Protesters marched from the Thomas S. Foley United States Courthouse to the local office of U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Post Street.

Editorial: Federal debt shoved to background again

It’s going to take both tax increases and spending cuts to rein in the debt. All programs must be on the table. As the Gang of Six acknowledged in 2011, there is no easy way out.