About Dustin Hurst

Dustin Hurst serves as the Communication Director for the Idaho Freedom Foundation. He attended college at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene and Boise State University in Boise. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication, with a minor in Political Science. Before joining the Idaho Freedom Foundation, Dustin worked as a social media coordinator and reporter for Watchdog.org, a nationally recognized good journalism organization. His work there has been featured or recognized by Fox News, Human Events, Reason.com, TownHall.com, Public Sector Inc. HotAir and The Daily Caller, among others. Former presidential candidate Steve Forbes also tweeted one of Dustin’s stories. Dustin lives in Boise with his beautiful wife, Julia, and three wonderful kids. Email: [email protected]

Senate Bill 1176

State contractors may have performed illegal cosmetology

Two contractors hired to style hair and apply makeup at political debates through the last few years may have practiced their craft illegally. In at least 10 instances since 2012, records show licensed cosmetologists hired [...]

House Bill 191

Bill description: This bill would allow pharmacists to prescribe minor drugs if approved by the State Board of Pharmacy. Rating: +1 Does it give government any new, additional, or expanded power to prohibit, restrict, or [...]

Fruitland mom on city election interference: “It saddens me”

Stay-at-home mom Rachel Lindsey told Idaho lawmakers Monday she was less than thrilled when her city used taxpayer funds last fall to print and mail fliers to promote a bond plan. “Paying taxes is never [...]

Idaho pensioners spend thousands to fly snowbird Sullivan to Boise for meetings

For some, snowbirding offers sunny skies, warmer weather and lots of leisure in places such as Texas, Florida and Arizona. For members of Idaho’s pension system, snowbirding means a little more: They must pay the [...]

Senate next to hear bill to block new private groups from state retirement system

Idaho Senate members will have their chance to decide if the state’s retirement system should continue to allow new private groups and associations to participate in the system. House members passed legislation Wednesday that would [...]