ASSOCIATED TAXPAYERS OF IDAHO 66th ANNUAL TAX CONFERENCE
(Wednesday, December 5, 2012) Boise Centre, Downtown Boise 4.75 CLE/5.5 CPE Credits
8:30 a.m.Opening Remarks/Theme: “What Are We Doing Here?”
8:45 a.m. FEDERAL/STATE TAX AND FISCAL POLICIES (AND POSITIONING IDAHO IN A SLOWER GROWTH ECONOMY)
International/State/Local Fiscal Policies Speaker: and Tax Burdens, Today and Anticipated Curtis Dubay, Senior Policy Analyst, Tax Policy, Future Climate The Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C.
Public Policy Impact and What the Future Speaker: Environment Might Look Like (a recap on Greg Casey, President and CEO, Business Industry Political last year’s predictions and more) Action Committee, Washington, D.C.
10:15 a.m.GOVERNMENT SERVICE NEEDS, PROPERTY TAXES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
What Is Driving Local Property Tax Budgets Speaker: Upward/What Are Personal Property Taxes Dan Chadwick, Executive Director, Idaho Association Used For? And, How Will Counties/ Local of Counties, Boise Governments Deal With Remaining Elimination of Personal Property Taxes?
Personal Property Tax Relief, Local Services Speaker: and Economic Development (personal property Alex LaBeau, President, Idaho Association business taxpayer perspectives) of Commerce and Industry, Boise
Privatization, Government Reform, Speaker: Infrastructure and Urban Policy Issues (seeking Leonard Gilroy, Director of Government Reform, Reason service efficiency in a slower growth, Foundation, Los Angeles, California global economy)
Panel Q & A/Discussion Moderator: Rick Smith, Hawley Troxell, Boise
12:15 p.m.LUNCHEON Idaho’s Priorities As the 2013 Legislative Session and New Budget Year Approaches Governor Butch Otter
1:40 p.m.RANGE OF LEGISLATIVE PERSPECTIVES ON STATE/LOCAL SERVICES, THE ECONOMY AND 2013 LEGISLATIVE POLICY ISSUES
State/Local Tax Policy, Issues and Priorities Speakers: Jeff Siddoway, State Senator, District 35, Terreton
Grant Burgoyne, State Representative, District 16, Boise
State/Local Budget Affairs, Issues Speakers: and Priorities Shawn Keough, State Senator, District 1, Sandpoint
Darrell Bolz, State Representative, District 10, Caldwell
Panel Q & A/Discussion Moderator: Jim Weatherby, Professor Emeritus, Boise State University