Editiorial: Nothing conservative about job growth
Idaho leads the nation in year-over-year job growth, and many of those new jobs actually pay well, with good benefits.
Yet one of the keys to that success story is under attack by conservative critics like the Idaho Freedom Foundation.
The Tax Reimbursement Incentive is a weapon Idaho’s Department of Commerce has wielded since former Director Jeff Sayer pushed for it two years ago. Born with the idea that Idaho needs to compete with neighboring states like Utah to attract new businesses and encourage existing businesses to expand, the tax incentive program has drawn the ire of people who believe it unbalances the playing field — that it unfairly helps newcomers compete against established Idaho businesses.
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