Poll: No Local Bans on Energy Use in Idaho

Date: December 22, 2021

State small-business owners also weigh in on three other issues

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Suzanne Budge, Idaho State Director, [email protected]
or Tony Malandra, Senior Media Manager, [email protected]

BOISE, Idaho, Dec. 22, 2021—The representative association for Idaho’s small-business owners today released the results from its annual poll of its members, showing solid resolve on four issues.

As it does every year, NFIB, the nation’s and Idaho’s leading small-business association, polls its members on state and federal issues affecting their right to own, operate, and grow their businesses. Results from the annual polls help center NFIB’s lobbying positions in Boise and in Washington, D.C.

In response to the ballot question on local energy ordinances, Suzanne Budge, Idaho state director for NFIB, said, “Inflation has emerged as a top issue and energy prices are one of its biggest drivers. That’s why we believe matters of energy usage should always be decided by the State Legislature, which takes into consideration their effects across multiple geographic boundaries.”

The 2022 Idaho state member ballot asked four questions:

Should Idaho’s cities and counties be allowed to adopt their own ordinances banning the use of types of sources of energy?
Yes 15%
No 76%
Und. 9%

Should Idaho increase the fuel tax to maintain and replace the state’s highways and bridges?
Yes 19%
No 74%
Und. 7%

Should Idaho impose new taxes, assessments, or fees on motorists, shipping, or commercial and residential energy consumption to pay for infrastructure necessary to accommodate electric vehicles?
Yes 10%
No 88%
Und. 2%

Should customers and repair shops be able to access the necessary information from manufacturers to repair their products?
Yes 89%
No 6%
Und. 5%

Keep up with the latest on Idaho small business at www.nfib.com/idaho.

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For 78 years, NFIB has been advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven association. Since its founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses and remains so today. For more information, please visit nfib.com.

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