Otter sends warning: He still opposes repeal of Idaho’s grocery tax

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Here's my full story from spokesman.com: By Betsy Z. Russell Idaho Gov. Butch Otter drew a line in the sand Wednesday, warning that he’s still firmly opposed to removing Idaho’s 6 percent sales tax from groceries. Last year, lawmakers passed legislation to do just that – by a two-thirds margin – and Otter vetoed it. Lawmakers sued, ending up before the Idaho Supreme Court, but failed to get the veto overturned. “I hope we don’t have to go through what we went through last year, because I feel very certain that that is probably the most stable and predictable (state revenue) source that we have,” Otter told the Associated Taxpayers of Idaho annual conference, a traditional run-up to Idaho’s legislative session that’s attended by hundreds of...

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