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Valley County Asks Voters To Take On New Property Tax After Loss Of Federal Funding

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Valley County, which encompasses McCall, Donnelly, Cascade and plenty of rural and Forest Service land in Idaho's West Central Mountains, is struggling to maintain its roads. Years of lower budgets coupled with a threat of a sunsetting federal funds has forced county leaders to look at other ways to make up the difference. Their solution? A new tax on homeowners, which is on the November 5 ballot. 

 

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Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!