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The right thing for Boise to do is let voters decide the pricey library’s fate

In his recent guest column about the new Boise library, Mark Durcan wrote that it was “disheartening to see some trying to change the rules in order to derail the library initiative.” He was referring [...]

Boiseans, you’re paying for Lyft rides to bus stops through a program ripe for abuse

Today the city of Boise expanded its transportation system. The expansion is called Lyft, which may sound familiar. That’s because the city is actually using the private ride-hailing company. Boise is partnering with Valley Regional [...]

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 [...]