Gov. Otter’s Misleading Numbers

I found it interesting Governor Otter stated in his 2017 “State of the State” address that he lowered Idahoans’ tax burden by a billion dollars since 2007. As it turns out, the grocery tax credit accounts for about $633 million of that number. Perhaps the Governor forgot that it was myself and Rep. Cliff Bayer (now Senator) that got that legislation passed in 2007… and he vetoed it. It wasn’t until we passed it AGAIN in 2008, with a veto-proof margin, that the Governor signed it. If the Governor is really interested in reducing tax burden, I wonder why he just proposed growing government by 9% over the next year?
Read the Grocery Tax Credit Bill results here:…