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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|

Home-sharing could ease Rexburg’s growing pains

The Rexburg City Council has delayed a decision as to whether its residents can make money on their own property by offering vacation and short-term rentals through services such as Airbnb. The council asked the [...]

By | October 15th, 2016|

Taxpayers asked to build private organization’s swimming pools

In November, Meridian voters will say yea or nay as concerns a bond measure that would pay for new "public" swimming pools. Is there demand for such? No one knows. Even the taxing district that [...]

By | October 14th, 2016|
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