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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., Dec. 5, 2017, 3:28 a.m.

Idaho GOP governor hopefuls’ tax-cut plans have hefty price tags

Idaho Rep. Raul Labrador’s tax-cut plan would cost Idaho’s state treasury roughly $900 million a year if he were elected governor.


Study shows Idaho’s overall taxes are lowest in the region, 48th in nation

Even as Idaho politicians continue to call for tax cuts, a new state study shows Idaho’s overall taxes are the lowest in the region and rank 48th in the nation.


UPDATED: Thu., March 23, 2017, 10:52 p.m.

Idaho House hijacks unemployment insurance tax cut bill to add on income tax cuts

Idaho House members hijacked the Senate-passed unemployment tax rate cut on Thursday and decided to amend it to add an income tax cut into the bill.


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 …


Eye on Boise: Idaho’s sales taxes rank low in national comparison

The Tax Foundation has released a new comparison of state and local sales taxes by state, and Idaho’s ranks at the lower end, 37th highest.


Eye on Boise: Eye on Boise: Poll shows Idahoans not pining big for tax cuts

Eye on Boise column for Sunday


Eye on Boise: Idaho tax changes in the works

Eye on Boise column for Sunday


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 30, 2015, 7:33 p.m.

Idaho economists say more tax cuts won’t spur state’s economy

As the Idaho Legislature’s Tax Working Group ponders whether to cut Idaho’s income tax rates in an effort to spur economic growth – as Idaho did previously in 2012 and …


Idaho high court OKs lease-back deal

Eye on Boise column for Sunday


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 6, 2015, 10:34 p.m.

Idaho Commerce chief: Don’t cut taxes, invest in talent

At its first public meeting Tuesday, a panel of a dozen Idaho legislators looking into possible tax-relief plans heard some surprising counsel from the state’s commerce chief: Don’t cut taxes. …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 3, 2015, 11:40 p.m.

Eye on Boise: Counties back closing coverage gap

Eye on Boise column for Sunday: Counties back closing coverage gap


Idaho lawmakers pledge to open up tax discussions

Idaho lawmakers say there will be no more secret meetings of a group working on state tax policy – all meetings from this point on will be open to the …


Report: Idaho school funding veering from constitution

Idaho’s former longtime chief state economist, Mike Ferguson, released a 20-page report today on public school funding that reaches a series of startling conclusions, including that Idaho’s current school funding …


Washington ranks 29th in national tax report

State and local taxes in 2009 claimed 9.3 percent of Washington incomes, and 9.4 percent in Idaho, according to figures released Wednesday by the Tax Foundation. The nonpartisan foundation’s calculation …