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Tax increase bill for Boise County fails in House

Tax increase bill for Boise County fails in House

Mitch Coffman
March 16, 2012

After hours of debate Thursday, the House voted down a bill that would allow Boise County to raise taxes without a vote to pay off its debt, according to the Idaho Statesman. The county owes over $3 million plus interest from a settlement awarded to a Boise development firm in its handling of a request for a teen treatment center.

According to proponents of the bill, the idea was for the Legislature to pass a bill so the county would avoid a court-ordered suit with the tax commission, which will now likely be the case. The bill would have allowed the county to increase taxes without a vote with the funds going to pay off the federal court judgment.

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