BOISE (AP) — Idaho liquor sales are up. State Liquor Division Director Jeff Anderson says sales of distilled spirits in fiscal year 2014 that ended in July went up 4.8 percent over the previous year. The Spokesman-Review reports that Anderson told lawmakers on the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee that proceeds reached $63 million. Anderson attributes 7 percent of the increase to Washington state residents driving across the border to buy cheaper booze. In 2011, Washington state voters privatized their state liquor sales system and added taxes that increased the cost.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — About half the kids in the preschool class at Burton Elementary School in eastern Idaho primarily speak English. The others come from Mexico, Ukraine, Korea, the Middle East and elsewhere, […]
BOISE – Superintendent of Public Instruction, Sherri Ybarra, has announced fewer data points will be collected on Idaho school children. Ybarra says the changes will reduce the burden on districts which have been collecting 566 […]
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho House Revenue and Taxation Committee has voted to bring the state’s tax code in line with federal rules, despite facing objections from two lawmakers who argued the state should […]