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Idaho gives corporate welfare another try at Post Falls facility

By   /  August 10, 2016  /  Crony Capitalism, Economy, Idaho, Jobs + Growth, News  /  No Comments

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A business campus in Post Falls will soon experience a taxpayer-funded resurrection. Idaho officials have announced that Orgill Inc. will set down roots in the same space once occupied by Kimball International, which left in 2015. Orgill, one of the world’s largest hardware manufacturers, plans to take control of the space Sept. 1 and hopes […]

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Idaho company receives fourth round of corporate welfare

By   /  August 2, 2016  /  Idaho, News  /  No Comments

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  The company famous for producing applesauce pouches for kids will receive a fourth round of corporate welfare, the Idaho Department of Labor announced. Materne will get $510,000 from the state’s Workforce Development Fund, a controversial program with iffy results. The grant, the state agency announced last week, will fund worker training for 85 new […]

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Idaho pension system off-target for second year in a row

By   /  July 28, 2016  /  Idaho, News, Pensions, State Government  /  No Comments

Pension expert, Steven Greenhut (left), suggested Idahoans examine the state pension system.

“The public should be concerned about the way the system is designed and about long-term prospects,” Greenhut explained. “Higher pension debts mean cutbacks in services and could mean tax increases.”

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Video: How Idaho cops can take your stuff and not give it back

By   /  July 13, 2016  /  Criminal Justice, Idaho, News  /  No Comments

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Produced by Reina Rodriguez of the Idaho Freedom Foundation and IdahoReporter.com.

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Idaho just gave a tax break to one of the world’s biggest companies

By   /  July 12, 2016  /  Idaho, News  /  No Comments

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The Dow Chemical Company is about to set up shop in Idaho, thanks at least in part to a generous tax break provided by Gov. Butch Otter’s administration.

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Idaho government un-levels playing field against Boise company — again

By   /  July 7, 2016  /  Economy, Idaho, Jobs + Growth, News, State Government  /  No Comments

Photo: Reina Rodriguez/IdahoReporter.com

For the second time in as many months, Gov. Butch Otter’s administration has stacked the deck against a Boise company by subsidizing a competing business. Otter’s Department of Labor announced this week it will give up to $1.2 million to Paylocity to train its workforce. Paylocity, which announced its Idaho expansion last November, is an online […]

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