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What the watchdogs sniffed out this week

Every week, as I read through the news, attend county and city meetings, and hear comments from residents, I learn more about the complicated pool of local-government authority. This week, in particular, included the start [...]

What the watchdogs sniffed out this week

Every week, as I read through the news, attend county and city meetings, and hear comments from residents, I learn more about the complicated pool of local government authority. Local government decisions greatly affect your [...]

Let Bieter’s housing initiative loosen the rope of government restrictions, not tighten them

Boise Mayor David Bieter used the themes of kindness, wonder, and imagination to guide his 2018 State of the City address. Though he may have imagined that the solutions he proposed for Boise’s housing crisis [...]

What the watchdogs sniffed out this week

Every week, as I read through the news, attend county and city meetings, and hear comments from residents, I find many actions that compliment liberty and others that do not. Below are select recent local [...]

What the watchdog sniffed out this week

Hello! I’m Lindsay Atkinson, the new Local Government Policy Analyst for the Idaho Freedom Foundation. I oversee the Save Our Cities program, so I keep an eye on cities, counties, and school districts across Idaho. [...]

What fire station construction in the Treasure Valley shows about fiscal responsibility

Two Treasure Valley cities are wrapped up in similar predicaments. In 2014, Boise passed a bond measure to fund work on five fire department projects. The bond was to cover the cost of four fire-station [...]