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Idaho government workforce growing at rapid pace

Gov. Butch Otter is putting a stubborn recession in the rear view mirror, growing your government workforce faster than at any time in a decade. The push to add new state workers -- Otter is [...]

Packer seeks ‘government permission slip to earn a living’ for sign language interpreters

Rep. Kelley Packer appears determined to swim against a current that is washing away occupational regulation across the country. Packer, R-McCammon, has again filed legislation, House Bill 46, that would make it a crime to [...]

As Idaho school spending grows, student performance still lags

If Gov. Otter has his way -- and there is little reason to think he won’t -- overall education spending will increase for the sixth consecutive fiscal year. After growing by an average of more [...]

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 [...]