Idaho just wiped state regulation books clean, but they won’t stay that way for long

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Idaho Gov. Brad Little has the opportunity to snap his fingers to bring about a dramatic deregulation agenda, but there’s little to suggest the governor will take full advantage of the situation. Through the past two weeks, conservative and libertarian publications have gushed as they reported that Little, a first-term Republican in a conservative stronghold, has the chance to reset …

Schools, public lands, and more: 5 takeaways from Little’s chat with the press

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How will Gov.-elect Brad Little differ from his predecessor? What will win out as Little’s top priority during the 2019 legislative session? Which campaign promises will the new governor keep? For about an hour Thursday morning in the Idaho Capitol’s Lincoln Auditorium, the Idaho press corps lobbed question after question at Gov.-elect Brad Little. Little, for his part, answered the …

Idaho’s bailout of big insurance: Five things to know

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What do you get when you cross George W. Bush’s economic doctrine with Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement, and sprinkle that with a little Nancy Pelosi? Answer: Idaho’s new government healthcare plan. Just last week, Gov. Butch Otter’s administration proposed a plan officials say will save consumers money. The plan? Push thousands of chronically ill Idahoans off private insurance and …

Otter’s cosmetology veto cost his wife a makeup appointment

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Small businesses owners don’t usually pride themselves on work they’ve turned away. But, Sherry Japhet feels proud of the opportunity she recently rejected. Japhet is a veteran in the makeup industry and, according to Idaho laws and regulations, something of a criminal. Because she doesn’t hold a cosmetology licenses, Japhet breaks the law each time she applies makeup to Idaho …

Three reasons to grab your tickets to IFF’s annual banquet

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We’re just more than 90 days from the Idaho Freedom Foundation’s annual banquet, the event where liberty-lovers from across the state gather to compare battle scars and celebrate victories. As we look forward to the event, which IFF has themed “Faces of Freedom” to honor our allies in the fight to empower Idahoans, we would like to share three reasons …

Press Release: Idaho’s next governor will do the right thing

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BOISE — On Tuesday, Idaho Freedom Foundation President Wayne Hoffman thanked the many Idahoans who sent messages to Gov. Butch Otter urging him to sign House Bill 67, the bipartisan-backed legislation to end Idaho’s sales tax on groceries, and added: “In just about 655 days, Idaho will have a new governor, and I predict that governor will be an actual …