Grocery tax repeal gains major allies

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff Articles, End the Grocery Tax

The idea of repealing Idaho’s tax on groceries gained a number of vocal allies this past week, including two Idaho newspapers. The Twin Falls Times-News, Coeur d’Alene Press and the Idaho Organization of Resource Councils all endorsed an end to Idaho’s six percent tax on groceries. All three spoke out as House members considered — and eventually passed — legislation …

Let’s debate the sales tax on groceries

Wayne Hoffman Articles, End the Grocery Tax

Of all the public policies that enjoy wide support at the Idaho Statehouse, one idea has received consistent bipartisan love through the years: a plan to eliminate the sales tax on groceries. Since 1965, when the state’s sales tax was first implemented, at three percent, the state has taxed food purchased at the grocery store. Today, the tax is 6 …

Return budget surplus to Idaho families

Fred Birnbaum Articles, End the Grocery Tax

The state fiscal year (SFY) 2018 budget, recently presented to the Legislature by Gov. Butch Otter, is unfair to Idaho families. Otter’s budget starts from the premise that the current budget surplus belongs to special interests and state agencies. The message Idahoans should send to legislators: The surplus belongs to us; restrain Otter’s spending ambitions and give us back our …