Mike Ferguson, chief economist for six governors including Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter, said Thursday families earning less would likely see a higher tax burden, according to his calculations.
For instance, Ferguson said somebody earning $50,000 would see their tax liability increased $305, based on his analysis of Bedke's proposal, which Otter says he'd at least consider.
Bedke's plan would leave the grocery credit intact for families earning 138 percent of the federal poverty line, or $32,499.
Ferguson now heads the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy, which analyzes budget and tax policy.