BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho committee is examining the state's complicated tax code to try to come up with policy fixes for when lawmakers return to Boise.

Tuesday's meeting was the first time the 12-member panel had gathered in public after various members had met privately to discuss state tax policy over the summer. The committee has since agreed to abide by the state's open meeting laws.

Sen. Jeff Siddoway, a Republican from Terreton who is heading the working group, says lawmakers are still trying to figure out what the group wants to accomplish. Efforts to push more tax breaks and incentives have been common in Republican-dominated Idaho, particularly in election years.

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