A bill that would reduce Idaho’s top corporate and individual income tax rates from 7.4% to 7.2% and exempt the first $750 of income passed the House by a 58-11 margin, with the final votes being cast along party lines.
Idaho’s high school graduation rates rose from 78.9% to 79.5% year over year, according to a press release from the State Department of Education.
The bill, sponsored by Rep. Mike Moyle (R-Star), would lower the state’s top personal and corporate income tax rates from 7.4% to 7.2% and exempt the first $750 of income.
In the wake of the Executive Order banning Muslims and refugees from seven countries, National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen Garcia issued a statement condemning the action.
The Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy has released its annual report which shows that despite recent investments in public education by the legislature, Idaho is still lagging behind pre-recession levels.
There were no major surprises as State Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra presented her FY-2018 budget request to the Joint Finance and Appropriations Committee Thursday.