Poll: Idahoans oppose Medicaid expansion, won’t support legislators who do

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A new poll finds Idahoans are decidedly opposed to Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion in Idaho, and that almost two-thirds of voters would be less likely to re-elect a legislator who supports Medicaid expansion. The poll was commissioned by the Foundation for Government Accountability and the Idaho Freedom  Foundation. The survey found that, when first asked about Medicaid expansion, 46 percent of …

#JustFoodNoTax: Another paper endorses grocery tax repeal

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The fight to repeal Idaho’s grocery tax won a huge endorsement this week, another sign the time is right for lawmakers to consider the proposal. The Coeur d’Alene Press, which serves several towns in North Idaho, endorsed full repeal of the grocery tax as a way to empower individuals by allowing them to decide how to spend their dollars. “True, …

#JustFoodNoTax: an idea whose time has come

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#JustFoodNoTax. Across the Idaho Freedom Foundation website, Facebook page and Twitter feed, you’re very likely to see that hashtag today. What does it mean? As lawmakers gather in the Capitol in Boise today, they’re talking tax hikes, fee increases and more government spending. We’re talking about eliminating Idaho’s tax on your groceries. You know, the milk, cheese, eggs and, maybe, …

Fulcher: Otter’s exchange gamble a failure

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  By Russ Fulcher Idaho’s “state-based” health exchange isn’t “state-based” at all.  It is a federal exchange, governed by federal law, operated by cooperating state employees.  When Idaho leaders chose this path for health care, Idaho taxpayers were forced to swallow the federal bait (dollars), impaled on a hook of federal control.  And Idaho officially became an invested partner in seeing …

Wayne Hoffman supports workers in Boise’s fight with Uber

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Idaho Freedom Foundation President Wayne Hoffman told ABC Channel 6 News that Boise is being completely unfair to ride-sharing service Uber. Hoffman also said the city should “bend over backwards” to accommodate Uber and others like it. Take a look: