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 IdahoReporter.com, 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.5 Dustin lives in Middleton with his beautiful wife, Julia, and two wonderful kids. Email: [email protected]

Bill to exclude private groups from state pension system moves forward despite Democrat objections

A bill to block private groups and associations from joining the taxpayer-backed state pension system cleared the House Commerce and Human Resources Committee Wednesday despite Democrats’ dissent. The measure, formally House Bill 145, would block [...]

State government to regulate font size of real estate agents’ ads? Bill that opens such a door advances

A bill that could eventually allow the Idaho state government to regulate the font size of real estate agents' advertisements advanced out of committee Wednesday. Members of the House Business Committee approved the measure, which [...]

Senate protects pension perk for legislators

The Senate State Affairs Committee declined to introduce legislation Wednesday that could have ended pension spiking by Idaho’s part-time lawmakers. The panel declined to introduce the measure, which was brought by Sen. Marv Hagedorn, R-Meridian. [...]

State bureau wants $121,000 to conduct background checks for massage therapists

The Bureau of Occupational Licenses wants the Idaho Legislature to spend $121,000 to cover background checks for licensed massage therapists. The money would cover the costs created by House Bill 8, the legislation that authorizes [...]

Committee advances bill to shift fuel tax dollars from ISP to roads

House Transportation and Defense Committee members voted Tuesday to approve a plan that would take fuel tax dollars from the Idaho State Police and use the cash to repair roads. After impassioned debate, panel members [...]

Boise Democrat King wants government permission slip for medical lab workers

Democratic Rep. Phylis King of Boise introduced legislation Monday to require clinical lab hires to secure the government’s permission before going to work. A majority of House Health and Welfare Committee members voted to introduce [...]