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Inslee tags county for tax breaks, investment

Seven Clark County communities were dubbed “Opportunity Zones” by the governor’s office Friday, positioning them for more investment – although it is unclear when.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017

China offers tax break to keep investors after U.S. changes

China is responding to Washington’s tax overhaul by offering foreign companies a break on Chinese taxes in a bid to retain investment.


Inslee vetoes manufacturers’ tax break connected to budget

Gov. Jay Inslee vetoes a tax break for many Washington manufacturing companies that would give them the same low rate as Boeing. Senate Republicans say that’s going back on budget …


UPDATED: Tue., May 2, 2017

Bills seek link of aerospace tax breaks, state workforce

Frustrated by the loss of thousands of Boeing jobs in recent years, lawmakers are weighing two measures that would tie Boeing’s eligibility for tax breaks to the amount of people …


GOP targets trillion-dollar tax breaks for Democratic states

Conservative activists and House Republican leaders want to eliminate a trillion-dollar tax break that mostly benefits wealthy filers in Democratic states, a push that could further imperil President Donald Trump’s …


Tom Kelly: Time, tax breaks for moving from unruly neighbors

If the neighbors were the prime mover in your decision to sell the family home, Uncle Sam just might give you a break.


Idaho officials praise tax incentive program

Idaho has given big tax breaks to more than 30 companies since kicking off a new program designed to lure businesses to expand throughout the state.


Carrier says it has deal with Trump to keep jobs in Indiana

Air conditioning company Carrier Corp. says it has reached a deal with President-elect Donald Trump to keep nearly 1,000 jobs in Indiana. Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence plan to …


Triumph got $790,000 in tax breaks from state in last two years

Triumph strike enters its second week with union leaders questioning company’s tax breaks.


Boeing publicly discloses 2015 savings from state tax breaks

Boeing says it saved $305 million through state tax breaks last year, marking the first time the company has been required by law to publicly disclose such information.


Spin Control: Aviation tax break debate makes strange bedfellows

An aerospace company tax break debate made for interesting allies.


Idaho bill would make aircraft-parts tax break permanent; backers say it’s worked as promised

BOISE - Idaho lawmakers want to turn a temporary tax break for aircraft repair firms into a permanent business enticement. “It’s created a lot of jobs,” said House Majority Leader …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 6, 2015

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. …


Eye on Boise: School donations bill stalled in House

Legislation proposed by the state Board of Education to extend a popular tax credit for donations to schools has been hung up in a House committee for more than six …


Eye on Boise: Sims’ protest votes target state worker benefit

BOISE – A Coeur d’Alene lawmaker says she’s casting protest votes against a proposal to have Idaho cover a planned state employee health insurance increase next year. Rep. Kathy Sims, …


Timing of Denney committee tour raises eyebrows

The Federal Lands Interim Committee, a joint legislative interim committee co-chaired by Rep. Lawerence Denney, R-Midvale, and Sen. Chuck Winder, R-Boise, has scheduled a seventh public hearing, this one in …


Idaho relaxes software taxes

BOISE – Multimillion-dollar software installations by corporations will be tax-free in Idaho on July 1, while downloads of e-books or entertainment software will still be taxed under a new law …


Washington Senate Democrats offer budget proposal

OLYMPIA – A day after some members said they’d support a no-new-taxes budget with relatively few changes in state spending plans, Senate Democrats unveiled a more ambitious – and more …


Legislative special session focuses on Boeing breaks

OLYMPIA – The Legislature opened its third special session, which some have dubbed the Boeing session, with a look back 10 years, trying to make sure the aerospace giant keeps …


Panel takes aim at state tax breaks

OLYMPIA – A special panel is recommending the Washington Legislature end three tax breaks and review eight others the state offers to various businesses or consumer groups. The Joint Legislative …


Senate extends tax incentive for film companies

OLYMPIA – With signs emerging the Washington Legislature might at least make an effort to finish work by next Wednesday’s deadline, the Senate Thursday extended a tax break for movies …


Senate panel examines tax breaks

OLYMPIA – From frozen bull semen and chicken bedding to big banks’ mortgage profits, Senate Democrats took aim at the state’s system of tax breaks for businesses Wednesday. They generated …


Many Idaho voters undecided about sales tax breaks

Idahoans favor reform of the state’s tax structure, but the path to change is full of obstructions. In a Spokesman-Review poll done in collaboration with six other daily newspapers in …


Democratic lawmaker: ‘Professionalize’ Idaho’s tax panel

BOISE - Idaho Rep. Wendy Jaquet plans to introduce sweeping legislation to reform Idaho’s state Tax Commission, shifting it from an agency run by four full-time political appointees to one …


New tax deals cost Idaho millions

BOISE – Idaho stands to lose more than $75 million from tax compromises that are now in the works, according to a group of whistleblowers who are current and former …


Jobless aid measure passes Senate

The Senate voted Wednesday to extend a host of soon-to-expire elements of last year’s economic stimulus measure, including help for the jobless and money to help financially strapped states pay …


Senate approves tax breaks for new hires

Companies that hire the unemployed would claim new tax breaks under a jobs-promoting bill the Senate passed Wednesday, delivering President Barack Obama and Democrats a much-needed victory.


House panel approves tax break for shelters

BOISE – Even as Democrats in both houses of the Idaho Legislature are pressing to repeal some of Idaho’s existing tax breaks, a Democratic lawmaker on Wednesday successfully championed the …


House votes to extend $31B in expiring tax breaks

The House voted Wednesday to extend $31 billion in popular tax breaks, including an income tax deduction for sales and property taxes, to be financed with a tax increase on …