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House Bill 24 — Weight limits on utility-type vehicles

Bill description: HB 24 would remove weight restrictions for utility-type vehicles (UTVs). Rating: +1 Does it give government any new, additional, or expanded power to prohibit, restrict, or regulate activities in the free market? Conversely, [...]

House Bill 5 — Idaho Board of Chiropractic Physicians

Bill description: HB 5 would eliminate the Board of Chiropractic Physicians’ peer review committee. Rating: +1 Does it transfer a function of the private sector to the government? Examples include government ownership or control of [...]

House Bill 22 — Communication services licensure

Bill description: HB 22 would remove the age limit requirement for sign language interpreters and allow licensees to show proof of licensure electronically. Rating: +2 Does it increase barriers to entry into the market? Examples [...]

2018 was a show of city council’s power, let’s make 2019 a show of Boisean might

In August 2018, I started my position as a Policy Analyst at the Idaho Freedom Foundation. Since then, I have spent my time diving into the policies and use of taxpayer dollars in the city [...]

CCDC gobbles up taxpayer dollars, disperses to housing developers

Last month, I found that housing developments funded by the city of Boise’s Downtown Housing Incentive Program are also funded by the city’s urban renewal agency, the Capital City Development Corporation (CCDC). However, recently, I [...]

Two city-run golf courses, two very different stories

The city of Boise owns not one, but two golf courses: Quail Hollow and Warm Springs. Over the past five years, these two golf courses have told two very different stories. Quail Hollow has run [...]