Idaho Legislature passes tax cut, education funding bill in 2022 special session – Idaho Capital Sun

by | Sep 1, 2022 | Education

The Idaho Legislature’s 2022 special session got off to a quick start Thursday morning with the  House Revenue and Taxation Committee only needing nine minutes to introduce a $1 billion bill to cut taxes and increase education funding.
By 5:30 p.m. later that day, the measure had made its way through the legislative process in the House and Senate. By 6:30 p.m., Gov. Brad Little had signed the bill into law.
The Idaho House passed the bill on a 55-15 vote, while the Idaho Senate passed the measure 34-1, with Sen. Christy Zito, R-Hammett, as the Senate’s lone dissenter. The 14-page bill was the only bill on the agenda for the special session, and the Legislature adjourned in a single day.
“Returning the people’s money is the right thing to do, and the education investments support families, help us keep up with growth, enhance our quality of life, and prepare a workforce to meet the changing needs of employers,” Little said in a statement Thursday. He will hold events around the state next week to celebrate its passage, the statement said.
The bill does four things, said House Revenue and Taxation Committee Chairman Steven Harris, the Meridian Republican who presented the bill Thursday morning.

It spends $500 million of the state’s re …

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