September 1, 2005

Property Taxes

Escalating home values, increasing property taxes and static wages prompted the Idaho legislature to convene an interim legislative committee to study whether Idaho's property tax system needs to be modified.

As the committee wraps up from its twelve summer hearings, Marcia Franklin talks with two committee members and a property tax activist about possible committee recommendations to the full legislature, as well as the threat of a "Proposition 13" tax revolt in Idaho, similar to the one in California in the late 1970s.