Balukoff, policy experts disagree on impact of Medicaid expansion on ER visits

October 20, 2014 Dustin Hurst

A.J. Balukoff, Democrat candidate for governor, speaking at a recent health care forum held in the Boise public library, told listeners expanding Medicaid would help the state cut down on…

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Packer will try to remove private groups from government pensions

October 17, 2014 Dustin Hurst

One Idaho lawmaker wants to boot private associations from the state’s government pension system. Rep. Kelley Packer, R-McCammon, told Thursday she will sponsor legislation next year to prevent new…

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GOPers wonder if Woodings would ask IEA president to forgo her pension

October 15, 2014 Dustin Hurst

Two Idaho Republicans want Democrat Holli Woodings to answer more questions about her stance on government pension reform. Rep. Stephen Hartgen, R-Twin Falls, and Rod Beck, a GOP activist and…

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IACI focusing on eliminating personal property tax; grocery tax not a priority at this point

October 13, 2014 Austin Hill

Idaho’s largest business and industry association says it is committed to working with the 2015 Legislature to eliminate the state’s personal business property tax, but that its membership at this…

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