House Bill 1, Risch’s far-reaching tax overhaul, received two-thirds support in both the House and the Senate. The House roll call was 47-23; the Senate vote was 24-11.
A few prominent votes from the Aug. 25, 2006 special session:
House Bill 1 supporters
- Rep. Scott Bedke, R-Oakley, current speaker of the House.
- Rep. Bruce Newcomb, R-Burley, former speaker of the House.
- Sen. Brad Little, R-Emmett. Little is now Idaho’s lieutenant governor and a gubernatorial candidate.
- Sen. Russ Fulcher, R-Meridian, who announced his candidacy for governor Wednesday.
- Sen. Brent Hill, R-Rexburg, the Senate’s president pro tem.
- Sen. Bart Davis, R-Idaho Falls, Senate majority leader.
- Sen. Curt McKenzie, R-Nampa, now a candidate for Idaho Supreme Court.
- Rep. Mike Moyle, R-Star, House majority leader.
- Rep. Gary Collins, R-Nampa, now the chair of the House Revenue and Taxation Committee.
- Sen. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint, co-chair, Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee.
- Rep. Maxine Bell, R-Jerome, JFAC co-chair.
- Rep. Bill Sali, R-Kuna, who was elected to Congress in November 2006.
- Rep. Mary Lou Shepherd, D-Pritchard. She was the only Democrat to support House Bill 1.
House Bill 1 opponents
- Rep. John Rusche, D-Lewiston, the House’s minority leader.
- Rep. Wendy Jaquet, D-Ketchum.
- Sen. Bert Marley, D-McCammon, now chairman of the Idaho Democratic Party.
- Sen. Hal Bunderson, R-Meridian, then the chairman of the Senate Local Government and Taxation Committee.
- Sen. Tim Corder, R-Mountain Home, a former legislative aide to state superintendent Sherri Ybarra.
- Rep. Steve Smylie, R-Boise, now a West Ada School District trustee.
This series at a glance
Wednesday: Tax shift of 2006 adds up to a tax increase
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Thursday: Who supported House Bill 1, and who didn’t?