Idaho hospitals behind secretive website pushing Obamacare expansion

January 30, 2015 Dustin Hurst

The Idaho Hospital Association is behind a secretive website that urges Gem State lawmakers to add more than 100,000 residents to government health care. The site,, popped up within the last few weeks, but lacked any disclosure about who launched the project. After some digging, learned the…

Opinion: Wow … a couple of Democrats could be the key to grocery tax relief

January 30, 2015 Wayne Hoffman

Three weeks into the legislative session, Republican Jeff Siddoway is sticking to his promise to block any tax cut that might come to his committee, unless he gets the education funding he’s after. Siddoway, the chairman of the Senate Local Government and Taxation Committee, certainly seems to have…

State pension reform law robs Kuna of millions in fire funds

January 29, 2015 Dustin Hurst

A state pension law has robbed the Kuna Rural Fire District of millions of dollars throughout the past 35 years, confirmed this week. Robin Ward, the fire district’s accountant, told those are dollars her agency could have used to buy new equipment or hire more firefighters and…

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