Idaho lawmakers approve food tax repeal, advance new funding plan for roads
The Idaho Legislature inched closer to adjournment Monday with action on tax cuts and transportation funding, setting up possible session-ending final votes for Tuesday.
A revised, roughly $320 million funding package for roads squeezed through a Senate committee by one vote and moved to the Senate floor.
In the House, lawmakers concurred with a Senate-amended bill to eliminate the sales tax on store-bought food and the accompanying grocery tax rebate.
The food tax repeal now heads to Gov. Butch Otter, who has opposed it but has not indicated whether he would veto it. The bill passed in both houses by veto-proof margins, although just barely in the Senate.