Idaho Property Tax Relief, HB 1 (2006)

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An Idaho Property Tax Advisory Vote was on the November 7, 2006 election ballot in Idaho as an advisory vote, where it was approved.[1]

The State of Idaho adopted a property tax relief plan in August 2006 that reduced property taxes by about $260 million and kept the state's sales tax at 6%. The advisory question asked voters in the state on an advisory basis whether they wished to continue that plan.

Election results

Idaho Advisory Vote
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 309,168 72.4%
No117,96427.6%

Ballot question

The question on the ballot was:

[Note that this is an advisory vote only; it is not binding if it passes.]

"Should the State of Idaho keep the property tax relief adopted in August 2006, reducing property taxes by approximately $260 million and protecting funding for public schools by keeping the sales tax at 6%?"

Support

Although there was no opposition campaign, there was a campaign in support of the Property Tax Relief Advisory Vote. The "yes" campaign was organized under the name, "Committee for Fairness in Idaho Tax Policy PAC". It raised $34,000 for its campaign.[2]

Donors included:

Donor Amount
B.C. Newsome $15,000
Brad Little for Senate $6,000
JR Simplot Co. $5,000
Idaho Power $5,000
Idaho Association of Realtors $5,000
Idaho Republican Party $5,000
Union Pacific Railroad $3,000

See also

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