Once again, we have a paucity of topics on which to comment, so here are a few that need your intelligent views.
–Despite the efforts of the GUARDIAN and fellow GROWTHOPHOBES, Idaho managed to rank 31 as the fastest growing state in the USA, according to the census bureau. Number one cause in our mind is state and local giveaways to business. Number one victim is West Ada and other schools which cannot keep up with demand for new schools, hence more bond elections. http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/article190738949.html
–Jerome County officials made a sales pitch to voters in their efforts to pass a tax increase bond for a new jail. They claimed the cost would be offset be renting jail beds to the feds and Idaho corrections dept. Immigration-Customs Enforcement (ICE) has failed to ink a deal. Betting on “projected sales” for any government project is risky at best. http://magicvalley.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/with-no-ice-contract-jerome-county-turns-to-less-controversial/article_39c6c42a-6d90-5851-9b11-176c6ec10a19.html#tracking-source=home-
–Idaho’ Department of Land board managed to purchase a commercial building for $6.1 million in Idaho Falls, then turn around and sell it for a mere $5.3 to the same guy who sold it t5o them. Betsy Russell reported the details which have the IDL claiming a profit at every step. boise http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/dec/19/developer-buys-building-back-from-state-for-nearly/
–Thanks to Congress and President Trump every man woman and child in the USA has an additional debt of more than $4,000 dumped on them, thanks to the so-called tax cut.
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