It’s one week into the Idaho State Legislative Session in Boise and KPVI sat down with Republican State Representative Dustin Manwaring to find out how their first week of work is going at the State Capitol.

State Representatives say the first bill they say this week was a cut to the unemployment insurance tax rate.

It got passed through the House last year and then went to the Senate side where it got completely changed and sent back to them as the grocery tax cut bill, which ultimately got vetoed by the Governor.

Representatives say there is a broad consensus that the unemployment insurance tax rate needs to be lowered.

“And what that will do over time, the next three years we should see that unemployment insurance rate, about a 30 percent reduction for most employers, what they’ll see their paying over the next three years for unemployment insurance,” says Dustin Manwaring, State Representative, District 29, Pocatello.

The Legislative Session is scheduled to end by March 23rd.

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