Slim hope of sales tax reform better than none
The Idaho League of Women Voters is wasting its time with an initiative campaign to reform the sales tax and turn more money loose for public schools.
So says the smart money.
You can see why.
The proposal takes about 20 pages to explain how it would lower the overall rate from 6 to 5 percent, eliminate 22 sales tax exemptions, expand the tax to a dozen services and in the process generate about $424 million more each year for education.
As a rule of thumb, the longer and more complex an idea, the more likely people will run away from it.