Petition: Tell Idaho lawmakers to end Politician Pension Payoff

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff Articles

Let your voice be heard! Idaho politicians-turned-bureaucrats enrich themselves through a loophole they wrote themselves in the early 1990s. It needs to stop. Now. Will you stand with the Idaho Freedom Foundation as we ask lawmakers to do the right thing and end this lucrative pension scheme? Read our Politician Pension Payoff Actuarial Analysis here. Visit PensionPayoff.com for news coverage, …

Occupational licensing a noble-sounding scheme that limits competition

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff Articles

The goal of Idaho’s Bureau of Occupational Licenses is “to help safeguard human health and property, and to promote the public welfare.” Who can be against that? It’s actually a lot of smoke and mirrors. One such outcome of such regulations is to limit the number of workers and protect those in the respective industries from increased competition. Think about …

Candidates overwhelmingly support banning government competition with the private sector

Mitch Coffman Headlines

The Idaho Land Board and its duties have raised concerns in recent years over whether the government should be involved with commercial properties, which opponents say puts the public sector in direct competition with private business. The Land Board and the Idaho Department of Lands have said they are only doing what they are charged to do in the Idaho …

Health insurance competition bill receives hearing before House committee

Mitch Coffman Headlines

Rising costs in the health insurance industry moved to the forefront before one committee in the Idaho Legislature Wednesday with discussion on a proposal to open up the Idaho market to insurance providers from out of state. Rep. Julie Ellsworth, R-Boise, introduced House Bill 587 to the House Business Committee on Wednesday that would allow insurance companies from other states …