VI govt. honors midwestern Senator

CrapoThe Governor of the Virgin Islands gave his new “Alexander
Hamilton Distinguished Public Service Award” for “intellectual
brilliance, patriotism and outstanding leadership” to Sen. Mike Crapo,
a Republican from Idaho.  Crapo is supporting legislation in Congress
which would make it easier for Virgin islands-based businesses to
qualify for tax reductions. 

Currently, business owners must reside in
the islands half the year.  The VI’s lobbyists, and Crapo, are urging
that be reduced to 122 days over a three-year period, the Associated
Press
reported. A
member of the awarding committee said Crapo is “powerful and he’s
chosen not to ignore us.”  The Senator is a member of the Finance
Committee.

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