Idaho Lawmakers Discuss Tax Changes, No Outcome Reached
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A group of state lawmakers tasked with examining the state's complicated tax code narrowed in on possible recommendations during its final meeting, but it's still unclear if any of them will reappear before the 2016 Idaho Legislature.
The 12-member panel met Tuesday for the final time before the legislative session begins. However, after collecting public testimony on four potential amendments, the group adjourned with no consensus that legislation would later be presented come January.
Republican Sen. Lori Den Hartog from Meridian says she's disappointed the group's proposed changes focused on short-term goals and did little to address the long-term vision of Idaho's tax policy. Efforts to push more tax breaks and incentives are common in Republican-dominated Idaho, particularly in election years