OUR VIEW, IDAHO TAXES: A SIMPLE MAJORITY IS GOOD ENOUGH

Idaho Statesman editorial:  Idaho legislators can certainly come up with more than their share of home-grown and ill-conceived ideas.

The last thing they need to do is import ideas from — egads! — California.

Nevertheless, a group of lawmakers wants to bring a little bit of California into Idaho tax law. They are pushing a constitutional amendment that would require any future tax and fee increases to receive two-thirds support from the Legislature.

The co-sponsors include a list of Treasure Valley Republicans: House Majority Leader Mike Moyle of Star; Rep. Marv Hagedorn of Meridian; Rep. Steven Thayn of Emmett; and Rep. Robert Schaefer of Nampa. (Resident House non-taxpayer Phil Hart of Hayden is on board, but what else would you expect?)

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