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Maxine Bell is not a fiscal conservative

Can the Idaho Freedom Foundation support our contention that Rep. Maxine Bell, long-time co-chairman of the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee is not a fiscal conservative? Yes, I believe we can. The National Association of State Budget Officers [...]

By | May 16th, 2016|

Packer doth protest too much

The Idaho Freedom Foundation has been a consistent voice in opposition to much of the new occupational licensing legislation that has come before the legislature. We faced off against Rep. Kelley Packer during the 2015 [...]

By | May 16th, 2016|

Legislative candidates need to embrace fiscal moderation

Ever since the Idaho Freedom Foundation published the Freedom Index for the 2016 legislative session, we have heard full-throated cries denouncing the index and, more generally, IFF. Opponents of the Freedom Index, including many current [...]

By | May 13th, 2016|

Obama, feds controls school bathrooms — because we let them

If there’s anyone to blame for the Obama administration’s freshly-issued decree on bathrooms in America’s public schools, it ain’t President Obama. It’s us. You and me. Our school boards. Our state legislatures. Our members of [...]

By | May 13th, 2016|
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