I've got the day off so I can attend BSU's freshman orientation with my son, but have a moment to note a couple of fun facts.
Betsy Russell reports that Gov Otter, the legislature, and AG Lawrence Wasden are all looking into investigating the whistleblower allegations about the Idaho Tax Commission giving discounts to corporations who protest their taxes. Tax Commission Chair is Royce Chigbrow. Campaign treasurer for Gov Otter and Ben Ysursa is Cordell Chigbrow, who I think is Royce's son. Nice connection there.
Also, as of May 31, 2008, Idaho collected
Sales tax $1,229,822,166
Individual tax $1,598,367,220
Corporate tax $180,900,984
So, corporations are paying a bit over 10% of what individuals are paying, and even less if you count sales tax which is mostly paid by consumers.
Good thing corporations are getting those discounts. We'd hate to over tax them.