2nd Annual Banquet photos

Erik Makrush Uncategorized

To view the official photographs from the 2011 second Annual IFF banquet click on the links below.  We extend our appreciation to all those who joined us for the wonderful evening.  We also extend many thanks to photographer Eric Ingram who supplied the photos from the evening. Part 1 Part 2

Time for a reform in Higher Education in Idaho

Erik Makrush Higher Education

The Idaho Legislature spent much of the winter deliberating how to improve K-12 education.  And they implemented reforms that we've long waited for. Next, the Legislature should turn its attention to modernizing and improving our publicly funded higher education programs.  State taxpayers are paying more than one-half of the bill for higher education costs for Idaho’s college students at public …

Report finds Urban Renewal siphons $52 M from taxpayers, little benefit

Erik Makrush Urban Renewal

Boise, Idaho — A report released today identifies an estimated $52 million of tax dollars being diverted from local taxing districts to pay for government-selected projects with little economic benefit. Cato Institute Senior Policy Analyst Randal O’Toole wrote the report for the Idaho Freedom Foundation. The Cato Institute is a Washington, D.C.-based free market public policy research organization. “The report …

Video demo on how to use IdahoVotes.org now available

Erik Makrush Uncategorized

With the Legislature in full swing, Idaho Votes is up and running to make state government more transparent for Idahoans.  We have create a brief video to show you how easy it is to navigate the website and gather the information you want. IdahoVotes.org offers you a FREE source of information to follow how your local legislators are voting, track …

Time for Idaho to break the barrier of transparency in Higher Education

Erik Makrush Higher Education

Since the inception of the Idaho Freedom Foundation, we have been leading the charge for an accountable local and state government. Today, we continue fight for transparency and fiscal responsibility at all levels of government. At the 2011 Legislative Preview hosted by the Idaho Freedom Foundation, Senate and House leadership acknowledged that while the state has made significant strides over …