Key committee rejects online sales tax initiative again, but support may be growing

Dustin Hurst Headlines

For many years, supporters of allowing states to tax online sales have brought legislation to begin that process, but they have never received at-length hearings on their bills. This year, they got the hearing, but not the committee approval they sought, though it appears there is growing support to the initiative among legislators. The House Revenue and Taxation Committee rejected …

Eliminating personal property tax takes center stage during economic conditions hearing

Mitch Coffman Headlines

A joint committee meeting of the House Revenue and Taxation Committee and the Senate Local Government and Taxation Committee heard testimony on Wednesday on what could be done to stimulate economic conditions in Idaho. Seven people testified, primarily representing the state’s largest business and agricultural interests. Gov. Butch Otter has proposed a number of tax relief ideas with the intent …

IACI president firm on getting rid of personal property tax

Mitch Coffman Headlines

Earlier this week, presentations were given in the Senate Local Government and Taxation Committee regarding the repeal of the personal property tax. The hearing was to receive input on the Entin Study, commissioned by the Idaho Association of Commerce & Industry (IACI) in 2007 to determine the impact of repealing the tax, which, for example, requires businesses to assess and …

Business group pulls website content criticizing Allred, but may add new attacks soon

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff Headlines, Uncategorized

Keith Allred is thanking an Idaho business group for removing parts of a website attacking his campaign, but the leader of the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry (IACI) said it is  waiting to post new information criticizing the Democratic candidate for governor. “The information on there was old news, so we took it down for a while,” said IACI …

IACI defends website, phone calls opposing Allred

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff Headlines

The Idaho business organization behind a website and thousands of automated phone calls criticizing Keith Allred, a Democratic candidate for governor, defends all the statements that Allred’s campaign has called dirty politics.  The campaign arm of the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry (IACI), the Idaho Prosperity Fund, created the website AllredInk.com calling Allred’s proposal to use higher tax revenue …

Allred, IACI clash over budget claims

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff Headlines

Democratic candidate for Idaho governor, Keith Allred, and a powerful business association have traded competing claims over the state budget approved by lawmakers earlier this year.  The Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry created a website condemning Allred’s stance on the budget, saying if he were governor, the state would be facing an $82 million deficit and higher taxes.  The …