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In little more than a year, Idahoans will begin making their selections as to who will become the next governor. The exceptionally good news is, at least on the Republican ticket, candidates are already staking […]

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Author: Wayne Hoffman
Posted: April 21, 2017, 5:28 pm

Yes, it is true, the Governor Formerly Known as a Libertarian vexingly vetoed a number of conservative, free market, liberty-minded bills. However,  there is a bigger, undeniable truth that emerged from the 2017 legislative session: […]

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Author: Wayne Hoffman
Posted: April 14, 2017, 5:45 pm

On Wednesday, Idaho Freedom Foundation Wayne Hoffman applauded conservative legislators who announced a legal challenge to Gov. Butch Otter’s senseless and harmful veto of a bill to repeal Idaho’s grocery tax. “Thank you to conservative […]

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Author: Idaho Freedom Foundation staff
Posted: April 12, 2017, 5:08 pm

BOISE — On Tuesday, Idaho Freedom Foundation President Wayne Hoffman thanked the many Idahoans who sent messages to Gov. Butch Otter urging him to sign House Bill 67, the bipartisan-backed legislation to end Idaho’s sales […]

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Author: Dustin Hurst
Posted: April 12, 2017, 1:21 am

The Idaho Freedom Foundation sometimes hears from the public and members of the Legislature that our Freedom Index ratings of legislative votes are not comprehensive enough because we avoid some issues that are generally described […]

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Author: Fred Birnbaum
Posted: April 11, 2017, 4:03 pm

“What happened to Butch Otter?” It’s a question I am often asked, both by disappointed Idahoans and from policy leaders throughout the country who expected more from Otter’s turn as state CEO. The question arises […]

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Author: Wayne Hoffman
Posted: April 7, 2017, 5:06 pm

On Thursday, Gov. Butch Otter vetoed House Bills 139 and 202, two pieces of legislation that passed the Legislature with broad, bipartisan support. House Bill 139 would have freed makeup artists and cosmetology students from […]

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Author: Idaho Freedom Foundation staff
Posted: April 7, 2017, 4:29 pm

Special note: Use this to easily send Gov. Otter an email asking him to repeal the grocery tax:  Hear Me, Idaho Action Page Gov. Butch Otter will decide over the next several days whether to […]

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Author: Wayne Hoffman
Posted: March 31, 2017, 5:21 pm

On Wednesday, Idaho Freedom Foundation President Wayne Hoffman issued a statement following adjournment of the 2017 legislative session. Said Hoffman: “This legislative session was far from perfect, but Idahoans should feel proud of a few […]

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Author: Idaho Freedom Foundation staff
Posted: March 29, 2017, 6:52 pm

Bill Description: This bill would approve authority for $300 million in Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle, or GARVEE, bonds and establish a new Capacity, Safety, and Congestion Mitigation Program, providing funding from a distribution of sales […]

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Author: Wayne Hoffman
Posted: March 28, 2017, 4:19 am

Jim Patrick went to the mat for Idaho’s makeup artists, for that he’s a champion. Patrick is the Republican chairman of the Senate Commerce and Human Resources Committee.  Several weeks ago he had scheduled a […]

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Author: Wayne Hoffman
Posted: March 24, 2017, 5:02 pm

The post House Bill 317 appeared first on Idaho Freedom Foundation.

Author: Fred Birnbaum
Posted: March 23, 2017, 3:09 pm

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Author: Fred Birnbaum
Posted: March 23, 2017, 3:07 pm

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Author: Fred Birnbaum
Posted: March 23, 2017, 3:06 pm

Bill Description: This bill would change oil and gas regulations for producers, landowners, and distributors. Rating: +2 Does it give government any new, additional, or expanded power to prohibit, restrict, or regulate activities in the […]

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Author: Phil Haunschild
Posted: March 22, 2017, 11:35 pm

Bill Description: This bill would approve authority for $300 million in Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle, or GARVEE, bonds and establish a new Capacity, Safety, and Congestion Mitigation Program. Rating: -1 Analyst’s Note: This bill would […]

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Author: Phil Haunschild
Posted: March 22, 2017, 3:08 pm

The post House Bill 294 appeared first on Idaho Freedom Foundation.

Author: Fred Birnbaum
Posted: March 22, 2017, 1:39 pm

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Author: Fred Birnbaum
Posted: March 22, 2017, 1:38 pm

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Author: Fred Birnbaum
Posted: March 22, 2017, 1:35 pm

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Author: Fred Birnbaum
Posted: March 22, 2017, 1:34 pm