Idaho Legislative Session Issues


By Andrew Reed

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Idaho legislatures are busy at work nailing down issues that affect citizens.

A possible repeal of the state's personal property tax on business equipment has lawmakers talking.

"They're trying to figure out ways that we can address it and it's going to be an issue that is going to be very difficult” said Representative Maxine Bell.

Governor Butch Otter proposed doing away with the tax recently, which generates some one-hundred and $141 million dollars annually and is distributed to cities, counties, and public schools.

"The movement is going to be slow or none because it's all about money” said Bell.

Also on the table for legislatures, the do not call law. The house committee agreed the gem state should lift a 13-year-old restriction banning phone and cable TV companies from calling and marketing new products or service.

"This is something that would loosen that up and open that up more. Frankly it won't have my vote to pass and I hope we can hold that one,” said Bell.

Just two of many decisions lawmakers are working on for citizens.

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