Freedom Foundation: Boise ignores Idaho Constitution, residents burdened by debt

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Boise, ID—Today, the Idaho Freedom Foundation announced a lawsuit against the city of Boise regarding its abuse of the urban renewal process. The Idaho Freedom Foundation, the state’s leading voice for taxpayers, asserts that Boise is violating Idaho’s Constitution through urban renewal. The Idaho Constitution requires that local government entities receive a two-thirds endorsement from voters before taking on debt. …

Is healthcare a right? Surely not.

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By Dr. John M. Livingston | Medical Policy Adviser I thoroughly enjoyed inauguration weekend. To witness power being transferred to a new generation of Idahoans and fresh young legislators eager to represent their constituents uplifts me. Unfortunately, we heard the echoes of past debates when proponents of Medicaid expansion again asserted that all people have a right to healthcare. What …

Freedom Foundation: Conservatives should applaud Little on regulatory reform, grocery-tax repeal pledge

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Boise, ID—On Monday, Idaho Freedom Foundation President Wayne Hoffman praised newly sworn-in Gov. Brad Little who, in his first State of the State address, called for aggressive regulatory reform, plus a full repeal of Idaho’s grocery tax. “Gov. Brad Little is on the right track with his commitment to occupational licensure reform,” Hoffman said. “Sensible improvements in this policy area …

Gov. Brad Little’s first State of the State address

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Mr. Speaker, Mr. Pro Tem, Madam President, honored legislators, my fellow constitutional officers, Mr. Chief Justice and members of the judiciary, my family, friends, and my fellow Idahoans. Before I begin, let me acknowledge our new First Lady, Teresa, and our family – Adam and Angela, and David and Kelsey. A friend of mine refers to his wife as gravity, …

Wish list: 7 ideas to lower healthcare costs in Idaho

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By Dr. John M. Livingston | Medical Policy Adviser As we begin 2019 and a new legislative session, I see an opportunity to begin healthcare reformation in Idaho. Regardless of how the state Supreme Court may rule on Medicaid expansion, we conservatives must continue to be proactive and provide a positive path forward when we try to take care of …

Deceptions and dissimulations

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By Dr. John M. Livingston | Medical Policy Adviser Over the past seven years and since the Affordable Care Act’s passage, I have listened without interjecting myself into the debate about the efficacy of moving forward with Medicaid expansion, Idaho’s Statewide Health Innovation Plan (SHIP), and access to health care to those on the margin. This year the debate surrounding …