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Press Release: Gov. Little Champions Simpler Property Tax Relief for Idahoans

By • March 29, 2023

The following press release was sent out by the Office of Governor Brad Little. Press releases do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those at the Idaho Dispatch.

Boise, Idaho – Enduring property tax relief is on its way to Idahoans after the Idaho Legislature passed a simpler package of property tax relief bills following Governor Brad Little’s veto of House Bill 292 earlier this week.

In his veto, Governor Little called for the Legislature to deliver a simple property tax relief solution, not one intermingled with a hodgepodge of policy items attached to it. The Legislature responded by fixing items Governor Little identified as concerns and responded to his call to get property tax relief done right.

“Since I took office, we have delivered more than $2.7 billion in tax relief to Idahoans – more than any other state per capita. In 2020, I championed $125 million in property tax relief, one of the largest tax cuts in state history. Today’s vote continues our progress. Idahoans are clamoring for additional tax relief, and the Legislature’s actions are a step in the right direction on this longstanding issue.

“I’m pleased the Legislature passed $117 million in property tax relief for Idaho citizens and businesses. I called for $120 million at the start of the session, and they came close to my recommendation. I’m also pleased the Legislature fixed concerns I identified in my veto of House Bill 292 – transportation bonding and public defense funding. The process worked, and we are getting real property tax relief done for Idahoans.

“Overall, I’m also pleased we achieved almost ALL of my IDAHO FIRST budget priorities this session for workforce training, education, property tax relief, transportation, water, building infrastructure, broadband, public safety, healthcare, outdoor recreation, fire, rainy-day transfers, and more,” Governor Little said.

The Idaho Legislature is expected to adjourn for a few days until Governor Little acts on the remaining bills that await his consideration. “Sine die,” or the official end of the 2023 legislative session, is expected to occur next week.

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Tags: 2023 Idaho Legislature, 2023 Legislative Session, Brad Little, Governor, House Bill 292, Property Tax Relief, Veto

6 thoughts on “Press Release: Gov. Little Champions Simpler Property Tax Relief for Idahoans

  1. Wow, so we should see what, maybe a hundred bucks of tax relief on the average home? Make it look like its going to be some huge relief with big numbers, until folks realize that it will most likely be less than 10% of your tax bill.

  2. Little didn’t want property tax relief at all. His “official statement” is complete garbage. Little got used to handing out millions to his political cronies that he has yet to allow the Legislature to audit and he knows that his political career depends on continually greasing those palms.

    Little is a disgrace.

  3. Without slamming the messenger, if you actually want “simple”, start with indexing the exemption as Rep Skaug suggested. This is anything but simple and has a whole bunch of now intended consequences, all in the name of expediency and kowtowing to King Moyle.

  4. End property Taxes it is a crime as we never actually own property if it is taxed and lower politician pay and end politicians benefits.

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