Policy articles

Office space spending far more “absurd” than Medicaid work requirements

Opponents of work requirements for Medicaid-expansion recipients claim it will cost millions of dollars to implement such a requirement. However, it is unlikely the cost would reach that high. Idaho already requires food stamp recipients [...]

By | March 22nd, 2019|

In deep water: Boise taxpayers covering losses on six city pools

Over the past five years, all six of the city-operated pools in Boise have lost money. The annual losses, for a single pool, have ranged from $37,000 to $101,000. Ivywild Pool, an outdoor pool located [...]

By | March 18th, 2019|

School “turnaround” legislation would reward failing schools

Public schools should be held accountable for failure. Instead, Idaho lawmakers are considering a bill that would reward schools and their employees for underperformance. It’s all part of the so-called School Turnaround Act, which passed [...]

By | March 15th, 2019|
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