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UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 5:33 p.m.

Otter sends warning: He still opposes repeal of Idaho’s grocery tax

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter drew a line in the sand Wednesday, warning that he’s still firmly opposed to removing Idaho’s 6 percent sales tax from groceries.


UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 10:43 p.m.

Idaho Supreme Court upholds grocery tax veto

The Idaho Supreme Court, in a 4-1 ruling Tuesday afternoon, upheld Gov. Butch Otter’s veto of legislation removing the state’s 6 percent sales tax on groceries.


UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 10:12 p.m.

In packed courtroom, Idaho justices hear arguments in grocery tax case

Four Idaho Supreme Court justices had sharp questions for both sides, as they heard arguments Thursday in a court challenge to Gov. Butch Otter’s veto of legislation repealing the state’s …


Balance of powers and sales taxes on food at stake in Idaho court case

When Idaho’s legislative and executive branches face off in court on June 15, much will be at stake.


UPDATED: Mon., May 22, 2017, 11:30 p.m.

Idaho Supreme Court limits issues in grocery tax case

The Idaho Supreme Court on Monday limited the issues that the state can address in its upcoming arguments over Gov. Butch Otter’s disputed veto of legislation to repeal the state’s …


UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 8:08 p.m.

Court: Otter can intervene in arguments over grocery tax repeal veto

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s petition to intervene in the lawsuit challenging his veto of the grocery tax repeal bill was granted Friday by the Idaho Supreme Court.


UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 11:03 p.m.

Otter files to intervene in grocery tax case, defend his veto of repeal bill

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter filed to intervene Wednesday in a lawsuit in which his veto of a grocery tax repeal bill is being challenged by state lawmakers, saying it’s both …


Eye on Boise: Only in Idaho have lawmakers changed school science standards on climate change

It turns out that Idaho is the only state in which legislators have successfully removed references to climate change from school science standards.


UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 10:07 p.m.

Idaho court orders fixes to grocery tax veto lawsuit, or it’ll be dismissed

The Idaho Supreme Court issued an order Wednesday morning in the challenge by 30 state lawmakers to Gov. Butch Otter’s veto of the grocery tax repeal bill, ordering procedural problems …


Grocery tax repeal veto prompts debate in Idaho over powers of Legislature, governor

After Idaho Gov. Butch Otter vetoed a popular bill to remove the state’s 6 percent sales tax from groceries, North Idaho Sen. Steve Vick is renewing his push to change …


UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 10:24 p.m.

Idaho lawmakers back repeal of sales tax on groceries, send bill to Gov. Otter

Idaho would repeal its 6 percent sales tax on groceries on June 1, 2018, if Gov. Butch Otter doesn’t veto the bill – but he’s hinted he might well. The …


UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 4:51 p.m.

Idaho Senate backs grocery tax repeal, 25-10

Idaho would remove its 6 percent sales tax from groceries in June 2018, if legislation passed by the Idaho Senate on a decisive 25-10 vote Wednesday becomes law.


UPDATED: Sat., March 18, 2017, 11:09 p.m.

Eye on Boise: Idaho tax coffers to get a boost from Amazon deal; Otter opposes grocery tax repeal

With the news that Amazon will begin collecting state sales tax from Idaho shoppers starting on April 1, Idaho’s state general fund coffers stand to gain $15 million to $30 …


UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 7:25 a.m.

In surprise action, Idaho Senate votes to repeal state’s 6% tax on groceries

In a showdown on the floor of the Idaho Senate, backers of removing the state’s 6 percent sales tax from groceries successfully held off a series of amendments proposed by …


UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 10:31 p.m.

Lawmakers step up push to repeal Idaho’s sales tax on groceries

Eighteen senators and representatives gathered for a news conference Thursday to press for repealing Idaho’s 6 percent sales tax on groceries – and announced that they’re up to 48 cosponsors …


Idaho may put off increase in grocery credit

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has opened the door to delaying the next scheduled increase in the state’s grocery tax credit, possibly saving the state from another $15 million-plus in budget …


Grocery tax relief bill to get public hearing

BOISE – New grocery tax relief legislation was introduced in the Idaho Legislature on Friday, just as a national report gave Idaho the “dubious distinction” of being the only state …