SESSION WRAP: THE TAX PLANS THAT FAILED

Emilie Ritter Saunders reports that the Legislature’s only constitutional duty is to pass a balanced budget.    Lawmakers did.

They also agreed to a more than $35 million tax cut for Idaho’s top earners.   They’re setting aside about $35 million for the state’s general fund reserves, and they agreed to an almost $35 million pay increase for teachers.

But a handful of other spending/tax measures didn’t pass:

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