Idaho GOP governor hopefuls’ tax-cut plans have hefty price tags

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Candidates’ pricey proposals The three leading GOP candidates for Idaho’s open governor seat in 2018 have called for extensive tax cuts; here are the price tags for their plans: Raul Labrador:$900 million a year, which is 25.7 percent of Idaho’s $3.5 billion general fund budget Tommy Ahlquist:$630 million a year Brad Little:$115.9 million in first year; nearly $200 million a year after four years Idaho’s overall tax burden ranks 48th among the states and is the lowest among 11 western states, according to a recent study by the state Tax Commission. When compared to personal income in Idaho, Idaho’s overall taxes rank 37th nationally and 10th among 11 western states. When the Idaho Legislature’s Tax Working Group in 2015 studied how Idaho...

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