Gov. Little applauds introduction of school facilities, tax relief bill

Friday February 9, 2024

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little issued a statement today following the introduction of the school facilities funding and tax relief bill Thursday.

“I am so grateful to my partners in the Legislature for supporting improved school facilities across our great state while delivering EVEN MORE tax relief for the hardworking families and businesses of Idaho!” Governor Little said. “We all agree Idaho students deserve to learn in a productive, safe environment, and the broad list of supporters for our bill is growing daily. This top priority bill proposes the largest investment ever in school facilities and lowers income taxes even further. It also has the added benefit of long term property tax relief because the state is footing the bill for many improvements local property owners would otherwise cover. Thank you, Idaho Legislature, for putting kids and families first!”

The bill makes $2 billion available to improve school facilities over 10 years and reduces the flat income tax rate from 5.8% to 5.695% so working Idaho families can keep even more of what they earn.