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Idaho Briefing – December 12

Things are quieting down for the arrival of Christmas and New Year, but a good deal of legislation is being developed at the Statehouse.

The Idaho congressional delegation welcomed the news that Gowen Field in Boise is among five candidates to become the home to a new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter squadron. The decision by Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James was announced Wednesday.

Idaho’s standard unemployment insurance tax rate for 2017 will decrease by 6.3 percent to 1.395 percent, down from 1.488 percent in 2016. This follows the rate decrease between 2015 and 2016 of 6 percent.

TO OUR READERS: Next week’s edition will be the last of 2016, as we take a one-week break for the holidays. We’ll return after that on January 2.

The U.S. Capitol Christmas tree this year came from central Idaho. After making its way around an Idaho tour, it went to Washington D.C., where it was formally lit on December 6. (photo/Senate Republicans, Senator Mike Crapo)

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