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Rep. Stephen Hartgen Discusses Hot Topics Facing The Magic Valley

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By Brittany Cooper

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) State Representative Stephen Hartgen stops by the KTWT studios to share with us some news in the Magic Valley.

SALES TAX:

~ Idaho has the 36th lowest state and local sales taxes in the country
~ 6% sales tax

FORECLOSURE RATES:

~ Fell by half in June 2012 versus June 2011
~ Twin Falls County has a rate of one foreclosure per 2390 houring units
~ In Canyon County, it's one per 297 households
~ For Ada County, the rate is one per 506 housing units
~ State Average is one per 822 households

POST OFFICE DEFAULT

~ Castleford could potentially close

SALMON FALL RESERVOIR

~ Fish advisory
~ Limit of 6 trout and 2 walleye per month for women and children
~ 22 trout and 10 walleye for others
~ Residual mercury levels concentrated in the fish


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