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Lawmakers Meet With Constituents To Discuss Issues

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By Brandon Redmond

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Twin Falls and Jerome legislators held a town hall meeting Saturday morning. Lawmakers met with constituents at the Twin Falls Perkins restaurant.

Among the issues that were discussed included the health insurance exchange, personal property tax, gun rights and the budget. Some people voiced their concerns about the possibility of the sales tax being increased.

"It will stay at six percent for the foreseeable future. Now sometime maybe we will use it to finance other endeavors. There's a lot of needs but I don't think there's a lot of will power to raise taxes in anyway shape or form," said Senator Jim Patrick, Republican from District 25.

There was also discussion on a plan to eliminate the personal property tax. Governor otter has introduced a controversial bill to eliminate the tax with local cities and counties rely on.


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