IORC Applauds Senate Vote on Grocery Tax Bill

March 22, 2017
Contact: Breland Draper, IORC, 208-670-0891

Boise, Idaho – Statement released on behalf of the Idaho Organization of Resource Councils by Chad Brock regarding the Idaho Senate vote to exempt groceries from the 6 percent sales tax and remove the grocery tax credit.  Brock is an IORC board member and resident of New Plymouth.

“We applaud the Senate for their vote to pass the grocery tax bill and would like to thank Senator Bayer for all his hard work to get this passed.  We urge support from the House of Representatives and Governor Otter.  This is an opportunity for them to be champions for all Idahoans, and we hope they can support this legislation to increase food access and affordability for all Idahoans and remove a competitive disadvantage for Idaho businesses and border communities.”


 The Idaho Organization of Resource Councils (IORC) is a non-profit grassroots organization working to protect Idaho’s unique way of life by empowering citizens to improve the economic well-being of their communities by preserving family farms and ranches; supporting local, sustainable agriculture; developing small businesses and clean energy; and being responsible stewards of Idaho’s water, land, air, and natural resources.

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