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Putting the Coronavirus numbers in context

By Dr. John M. Livingston | Medical policy adviser C. S. Lewis once opined that in contentious discussions, more often than not the issues aren’t of facts or process, but rather of underlying principles that

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2020 property tax relief tracker

Will you see property tax relief on your next assessment? Is your city or county taking advantage of Gov. Brad Little’s $200 million property tax relief program? Search the map below to find out. Read

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A response to Frank’s attacks

As they say, if you’re taking flak, you’re over the target. For the last six months, Frank VanderSloot has been taking aim at me and the Idaho Freedom Foundation, and he does so again in

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Effective July 1: Property tax notice requirements

Currently, when a property owner is given an annual property tax bill, certain information has to be present on that bill. This includes the parcel number and market value of the property being taxed, the state, county, and city where it is located, each separate tax on the property, and any delinquencies on the property.

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Effective July 1: Foregone balance reform

Effective July 1, local governments will have to rework their approach to foregone balances. A foregone balance is something not many taxpayers are familiar with, but it can greatly affect them depending on where they live.

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Effective July 1: Universal licensure

The Idaho Legislature passed a huge occupational reform bill in early 2020. One major component of this bill was universal licensure. That’s the process by which Idaho licensing boards may grant an occupational license to an applicant who is licensed in another U.S. state or territory and meets most of the requirements currently imposed on someone seeking an Idaho license.

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Effective July 1: Distracted driving

Currently, the state of Idaho has a law penalizing drivers who touch their phone specifically to text, but a new law will soon go into effect, penalizing drivers who touch their phone for other tasks.

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Effective July 1: City elections by district

At the beginning of each year, 105 elected representatives gather in Idaho’s Capitol building to pass new laws governing Idahoans’ daily lives. This gathering is called Idaho’s legislative session. The 2020 legislative session was cut

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