First Bill In The 2018 Idaho Legislature: Cutting The Unemployment Tax

Jan 12, 2018

Credit Boise State Public Radio

The Idaho Legislature has drafted its first bill for the 2018 session and it concerns a familiar issue from last year.

The bill would reduce the amount of money that employers pay in taxes to the unemployment insurance fund. It would cut business taxes by $115 million over three years.

Lawmakers failed to pass the measure last year.

Boise State Political Science Professor Gary Moncrief tells Samantha Wright that this was just one of the priorities in Governor Butch Otter’s State of the State address.

Moncrief and Wright have a new podcast called “Legislative Breakdown.” They’ll pick apart the Idaho Legislature each week to find out how it affects YOU. Find “Legislative Breakdown” every Friday in iTunes, in the NPR One app or here.

Find Samantha Wright on Twitter @samwrightradio

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