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 …

Eastern Idaho city threatens charges against Airbnb hosts

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One Eastern Idaho city has threatened misdemeanor charges against some of its residents if they don’t remove their homes from short-term home rental service Airbnb. Rexburg city zoning ordinances ban residents living in low-density zones from renting spare rooms or entire homes on a short-term basis through services like Airbnb or VRBO.   IdahoReporter.com was forwarded a letter, sent March 10 …

State contractors may have performed illegal cosmetology

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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 by Idaho Public Television performed off-site event hair and makeup for pay, likely a breach of the state code. Other documents released show no record …

House Bill 191

Dustin Hurst 2017 House bill ratings

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 regulate activities in the free market? Conversely, does it eliminate or reduce government intervention in the market?  This bill would allow pharmacists to prescribe drugs …

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

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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 fun, but I am genuinely grateful for the services I receive in return for my tax dollar,” Lindsey told the House State Affairs Committee. “However, …