US Dept of Education seeks greater control over Private Colleges and Universities

Erik Makrush Higher Education

The US Department of Education has proposed regulations that would mandate greater government control over private colleges and universities (including the 5 private institutions throughout Idaho) and the private-sector accreditation process that has served higher education for more than a century. The Department is using its regulatory authority under the Higher Education Act, the law that governs federal student loan …

Twin Falls Urban Renewal District to provide $11,000 for private business advertising

Erik Makrush Urban Renewal

Twin Falls Urban Renewal district is placing the local government in direct competition with private businesses. Earlier this year the URD commission voted to spend over $786,000.00 to buy the Dell Computer call center. After finding a tenant for the call center, now to be called the C3 Call Center, the URD is in final negotiation to spend $11,000.00 to …

IdahoVotes.org now includes 2009 voting records

Erik Makrush Statism

The IdahoVotes.org staff is pleased to announce the addition of the 2009 legislative session to the database. Visitors can now view the voting records of their State Senators and Representatives for the 2009 and 2010 sessions. Soon 2008 content will be available. For further information contact Idaho Votes program manager, Erik Makrush for additional information or comments.

Only one Idaho College receives a “B”, the rest fall short

Erik Makrush Higher Education

Are Idaho’s college students learning what they really should be learning to graduate? The answer, by one measure, is no. Recently, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni updated its review of colleges from around the country. Using ACTA’s grading scale, IFF has ranked the four top colleges in Idaho. Not even one received an “A” for requirements needed to …

Watch the video of Clint Bolick addressing IFF on Heath Care reform

Erik Makrush Healthcare

On Wednesday July 7th, The Idaho Freedom Foundation was pleased to host Mr. Clint Bolick as our guest speaker in Boise. Mr. Bolick is a nationally recognized expert on the Heath Care mandate and on the legal ramifications facing our nation. Mr. Bolick was interviewed by Dustin Hurst of IdahoReporter.com about the multistate lawsuit against the federal government and can …