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H. 140 DEAD IN COMMITTEE!

Posted by on Feb 25, 2009 in Blog | Comments Off

CONGRATULATIONS! Due in large part to the overwhelming support from people like you, House Bill 140 – the proposed tripling of the beer and wine tax – was held in the House Revenue and Taxation Committee by a vote of 13-5. A special “thanks” should be given to the following legislators who voted to oppose this egregious tax hike:

Rep. Gary Collins (Nampa)
Rep. Lenore Barrett (Challis)
Rep. Mike Moyle (Star)
Rep. Dell Raybould (Rexburg)
Rep. Ken Roberts (Donnelly)
Rep. Bob Schaefer (Nampa)
Rep. Jim Clark (Hayden)
Rep. Scott Bedke (Oakley)
Rep. Dick Hartwood (St. Maries)
Rep. Phil Hart (Athol)
Rep. Bill Killen (Boise)
Rep. James Ruchti (Pocatello)
Rep. Grant Burgoyne (Boise)

Though this vote is a strong vote, we are not “out of the woods” yet. So long as the legislature is in session, the potential for new legislation is always real. Please stay tuned to www.donttaxmybeer.com to stay informed.

HOUSE BILL 140 DELAYED…AGAIN

Posted by on Feb 24, 2009 in Blog | Comments Off

Again, due to the great number of people signed up to testify on HB 140 – the proposed tripling of the beer and wine tax – the House Revenue and Taxation Committee delayed its vote. It is anticipated that the committee vote will occur tomorrow, Wednesday, February 25 at 9am.

There is still time to make your voice heard. You may contact your legislators in the following ways:

BY EMAIL:
dlake@house.idaho.gov; pshepherd@house.idaho.gov; lbarrett@house.idaho.gov; mmoyle@house.idaho.gov; drayboul@house.idaho.gov; kroberts@house.idaho.gov; rschaefe@house.idaho.gov; lsmith@house.idaho.gov; jawood@house.idaho.gov; jclark@house.idaho.gov; sbedke@house.idaho.gov; dharwood@house.idaho.gov; plhart@house.idaho.gov; gsayler@house.idaho.gov; bkillen@house.idaho.gov; jruchti@house.idaho.gov; gburgoyne@house.idaho.gov; jrusche@house.idaho.gov

BY PHONE:
208.322.1000 or toll free 1.800.626.0471

BY FAX:
208.334.5397

HOUSE BILL 140 DELAYED!

Posted by on Feb 23, 2009 in Blog | Comments Off

Due to the volume of testimony, the House Revenue and Taxation Committee has extended the hearing for HB 140 until tomorrow, Tuesday at 9am.

If you haven’t already and wish to contact committee members, you can do so in the following ways:

BY EMAIL:
dlake@house.idaho.gov; pshepherd@house.idaho.gov; lbarrett@house.idaho.gov; mmoyle@house.idaho.gov; drayboul@house.idaho.gov; kroberts@house.idaho.gov; rschaefe@house.idaho.gov; lsmith@house.idaho.gov; jawood@house.idaho.gov; jclark@house.idaho.gov; sbedke@house.idaho.gov; dharwood@house.idaho.gov; plhart@house.idaho.gov; gsayler@house.idaho.gov; bkillen@house.idaho.gov; jruchti@house.idaho.gov; gburgoyne@house.idaho.gov; jrusche@house.idaho.gov

BY PHONE:
208.322.1000 or toll free 1.800.626.0471

BY FAX:
208.334.5397

BEER & WINE TAX- HOUSE BILL 140- HEARING DATE: MONDAY, 2/23/2009

Posted by on Feb 23, 2009 in Blog | Comments Off

Email or call your legislature today!!  We have 142 hours to the hearing, make those hours count!

JOIN THE FIGHT AT MULLIGANS DOWNTOWN! THURSDAY, 2/19 AT 4PM

Posted by on Feb 19, 2009 in Blog | Comments Off

Don’t Tax My Beer Education and Happy Hour specials at Mulligans downtown! Thursday, 2/19 at 4pm!

$1.75 Domestics, $2.75 MicroBrews and MUNCHIES!

CONTACT THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Posted by on Feb 17, 2009 in Blog | Comments Off

The time is now to stop this legislation from passing. In order to make an impact, we need you to CALL or email the revenue and taxation committee by Monday, February 23rd! Email the entire committee (include your name and address) and tell them that you oppose House Bill 140 by copying and pasting the address string below into your email program:

dlake@house.idaho.gov; pshepherd@house.idaho.gov; lbarrett@house.idaho.gov; mmoyle@house.idaho.gov; drayboul@house.idaho.gov; kroberts@house.idaho.gov; rschaefe@house.idaho.gov; lsmith@house.idaho.gov; jawood@house.idaho.gov; jclark@house.idaho.gov; sbedke@house.idaho.gov; dharwood@house.idaho.gov; plhart@house.idaho.gov; gsayler@house.idaho.gov; bkillen@house.idaho.gov; jruchti@house.idaho.gov; gburgoyne@house.idaho.gov; jrusche@house.idaho.gov