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Adam Frugoli Pledges to Support Congressional Term Limits

2020 Idaho state senate candidate Adam Frugoli (district 30), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge.

BLM playing politics with Idaho family’s cattle ranch

Former AG says Congress must rein in out-of-control bureaucracy

WIC participation in Idaho drops 23.5% over 5 years

The number of Idaho residents taking part in the federal nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) declined 23.5 percent from fiscal years 2015 to 2019, the U.S. Food and Nutrition Service reported.

Highest income earners in Idaho taxed at 7.2% rate

The top 1 percent of earners in Idaho are taxed at an effective rate of 7.2 percent, compared to the state’s 8.1 percent tax rate on the middle 20 percent of income earners, according to a new 24/7 Wall St. analysis.

Idaho ranchers win precedent-setting legal battle over grazing rights

A South Central Idaho ranching family appears to have won its fight against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), which the family argued was in violation of its legal right to graze cattle on federal land.

Outbound cigarette smuggling rate in Idaho estimated at 26.8%

The outflow of smuggled cigarettes in Idaho is 26.8 percent, according to a new study from the Tax Foundation that examines the relationship between cigarette taxes and smuggling.

Idaho ranks 2nd best in new economic outlook analysis

Idaho finished second in a study by the website Rich States, Poor States that examined the 50 states’ economic outlooks based on 15 weighted policy measures.

Idaho ranks 29th best on corporate tax study

Idaho finished 29th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining how well states have structured their corporate income tax systems in 2020.

Idaho not among the 36 states with major tax changes in 2020

Idaho was not included in a new analysis from the Tax Foundation identifying 36 states that have major changes to their tax codes taking effect this year.

Idaho job growth this year projected at 1.8%

Job growth in Idaho is expected to reach 1.8 percent by the end of 2020, down from the state's 2019 job growth of 2.5 percent, according to a new study by Kiplinger that assessed state economic outlooks.

Idaho lacks adequate funds to weather moderate recession

Idaho would lack adequate revenues to manage a moderate economic downturn without raising taxes or cutting services, according to a new analysis from Moody’s Analytics.

Idaho ranks 21st in annual tax climate ranking

Idaho finished 21st in a new study by the Tax Foundation showing which states are best at structuring their tax systems

College football coach is highest-paid public employee in Idaho

Bryan Harsin, head football coach at Boise State University, earned $1.65 million in 2018, making Harsin the highest-paid public employee in Idaho last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.

Funding for arts agencies in Idaho to reach $884,700 in FY2020

Legislative appropriations for Idaho arts agencies are projected to reach $884,700 for fiscal year 2020, which equates to 50 cents per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).

Idaho levies a total tax on lodging of 8%

Hotel room bills in Idaho tack on a total state lodging tax of 8 percent, the 13th highest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

44 counties in Idaho are now 2nd Amendment sanctuaries

Forty-four counties in the state are now under a Second Amendment sanctuary law or ordinance, according to updates from the website and media reports.

944 borrowers in Idaho filed for student loan forgiveness in 2nd quarter

Borrowers in Idaho who sought forgiveness of their student loans in the second quarter of 2019 numbered 944, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Department of Education.

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