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Carey named ‘Capital for a Day’

CAREY, IDAHO (KIFI) - "For I, Brad Little, Governor in the State of Idaho, do hereby proclaim capital for a day in Carey, Idaho. Signed, Brad Little."

On Thursday, Governor Little and his executive board met in Carey at the Blaine County Fairgrounds.

They were there to answer any questions directly from the public that showed up.

One of the public asked, "As a working class citizen, I'm wondering what the justification is for corporations and wealthy individuals having their taxes lowered and capped at the same amount I pay."

Governor Brad Little responded, "The way we solve that was we, they're going to have less people have to pay any tax at all so they pay no tax.  They're getting a $300 rebate plus they give the grocery tax rebate. So you could argue that the people at the very lower end between the grocery tax and the rebate this year are literally way better off than they were before. But it's it's a flat tax. Everybody stay the same rate."

Many local officials from Blaine County along with state officials met together to discuss several important issues.

Some came from Twin Falls and Boise to seek more information and clarity.

"He allowed us with leading Idaho grants, $400, $400 million for secondary education and $400 million post-secondary education for grants that go out to help grow and support education and specifically career and technical education in the state of Idaho," Idaho Board of Education member Justin Tate said.

Carey has a population of around 800 people, yet the room was packed.

The mayor said it was an honor to have these officials come out here.

"Very close counties come down, but also state representatives to just have a conversation at a grassroots level to discuss things that are really important. And I have it via email or a phone call. I think there's a really powerful thing to have a face to face conversation with someone that can really, truly understand and empathize what the community is going through," Mayor Sara Mecham said,

There is no word yet on where the next capital for a day will be held, but the governor did express his appreciation for his time to get out to the Idaho people.

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Evan Thomason

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