Sunlight Shines on State Spending in Idaho
Over the past year, the StateImpact Idaho team has worked tirelessly to shine a light on their state’s lack of transparency surrounding tax credits for businesses in their state.
But they were a bit forlorn last summer after rolling out a series of reports on the lack of transparency in the state. Reporter Molly Messick covered a scathing report by PIRG that gave the state an F on transparency. Emilie Ritter Saunders followed that up with a similar national assessment and a well-reported series on just how much tax incentive information was kept under wraps.
The stories didn’t garner huge traffic bumps or lead to much public outcry. Continue reading