Policy articles

Governor’s Cup could benefit from government transparency, ethics reforms

About a year ago, former Gov. Cecil Andrus shared with me some displeasure that the Idaho Governor’s Cup, a charity he helped bring into existence, had morphed. Once it was a modest education fundraiser. Today, [...]

By | September 8th, 2017|

Following Trump’s speech, time for federal and state tax relief

If members of Congress actually heed President Donald Trump’s call for tax reform—and Idaho lawmakers follow suit with their own tax cuts—imagine how that could supercharge the economy in our state. Trump’s tax reform call-to-action [...]

By | September 1st, 2017|

Labrador: Address lobbyists on state pensions; other candidates dodge question

Idaho is one of approximately 20 states that allow private lobbying organizations to take part in the state government’s pension system. Last winter, the Legislature passed, and the governor signed, a bill that prevents new private, [...]

By | August 25th, 2017|
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