Freedom Foundation: Little’s agenda, including grocery tax relief, a worthy conservative starting point for 2020

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Boise, ID—On Monday, Idaho Freedom Foundation President Wayne Hoffman lauded Gov. Brad Little, whose 2020 State of the State address promised grocery tax relief and taxpayer-friendly state agency budgets. 

Said Hoffman, “Without question, Gov. Little has delivered to lawmakers the best, most conservative starting point a governor has given the Idaho Legislature in many years. The governor’s no-gimmicks budget, which holds spending growth to 3.75 percent, is music to our ears, though we believe there is still room for additional cuts. We at IFF also applaud Little’s proposed down payment on the repeal of the grocery tax. We encourage legislators to make grocery tax repeal a reality.”

Hoffman further urged state lawmakers to address property tax relief, which Little briefly spoke of in his address.

“Skyrocketing property taxes are hurting Idahoans and forcing some, including seniors, from their homes.” Hoffman noted. “Lawmakers must tackle this problem to provide much-needed relief to Idaho families and businesses.” 

Hoffman concluded, “All in all, there are many aspects of the governor’s policy and budget blueprint worthy of support and implementation. We look forward to working with the Legislature to build upon Gov. Little’s proposals.” 

The Idaho Freedom Foundation is Idaho’s leading voice for Gem State taxpayers. Founded in 2009, IFF develops and advances sensible policy solutions that limit government and protect liberty. 

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