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Previous Idaho Freedom Index years

Click here to view and download the final 2016 Idaho Freedom Index and statewide map.  Click here to for the interactive 2016 Idaho Freedom Index. Click here to view and download the final 2015 Freedom [...]

Otter’s budget grows state spending about 9 percent

Since the economic recovery began in earnest five years ago there are at least three things the taxpayers of Idaho can count on at budget time from Gov. Butch Otter. First, Otter will ignore a [...]

Release: Idahoans Deserve Conservative Government, Otter Doesn’t Deliver

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 9, 2017 Contact: Dustin Hurst 208.258.2280, ext. 213 FREEDOM FOUNDATION PRESIDENT: IDAHOANS DESERVE CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT, OTTER DOESN’T DELIVER Boise, Idaho — Idaho Freedom Foundation President Wayne Hoffman issued the following statement [...]

Time for a break: Legislature could consider unemployment insurance tax cut

Idaho businesses can expect Gov. Butch Otter’s support for a reduction in the taxes collected for the state’s robust $675 million unemployment insurance trust fund. Otter is currently reviewing several options that would provide tax [...]

Why the Freedom Index?

Which legislators vote for more government, and which ones support lower taxes, fewer counterproductive regulations and more personal liberty? A few years ago, we at the Idaho Freedom Foundation realized Idahoans didn’t have an easy-to-understand [...]

Idaho Freedom Index analysts

Wayne Hoffman President 208-258-2280 ext. 211 Wayne Hoffman is one of Idaho’s leading experts on public policy, the Idaho Legislature and the practice of journalism. Hoffman has spent 25 years writing about [...]