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Lawmakers must exercise caution on career ladder funding

Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra’s budget for public schools includes $57.8 million to implement the next component of the new teacher career ladder. But state lawmakers should view the request with caution, and they’d [...]

By | October 24th, 2016|

Big tax proposal in Meridian includes unneeded library projects

Boys and girls, gather around. I have a story to tell. Years ago, long before you were born, we used to wonder about things. All sorts of things. Things like, how many people are on [...]

By | October 21st, 2016|

HJR 5 would strengthen Legislature’s oversight of bad regulations

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden makes several preposterous allegations in his recent opinion opposing HJR 5, a constitutional amendment on the November ballot.  In brief, HJR 5 would cement in the state constitution the ability [...]

By | October 20th, 2016|

Rusche was wrong on Obamacare and now is wrong on Medicaid expansion

Back in 2010, Idaho Rep. John Rusche trumpeted the arrival of the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. On his campaign website, Rusche mentioned that the U.S., as a society, “pays 50 to 100 [...]

By | October 20th, 2016|
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