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A path to eliminate government subsidies for the media

For numerous years, newspapers throughout Idaho have received millions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies. For as long as Idaho has been a state, newspapers have benefited from laws that require government agencies to post public [...]

HB 708 – Civil air patrol

Bill description: HB 708 would prohibit private employers from discriminating against or penalizing employees who are volunteering for the civil air patrol. Rating: -1 Does it give government any new, additional, or expanded power to [...]

HB 709 – Dental health aide therapists

Bill description: HB 709 would allow dental health-aide therapists to perform limited dental services, under the supervision of a licensed dentist, in tribal clinics. Rating: +1 Does it increase barriers to entry into the market? [...]

HB 711 – Correctional industries

Bill description: HB 711 would protect private businesses from unfair competition with the goods sold by the state-run Correctional Industries. Rating: +1 Does it transfer a function of the private sector to the government? Examples [...]

HB 693 – Local reading assessments

Bill description: HB 693 would allow school districts and charter schools to administer local student-reading proficiency assessments in lieu of the reading assessments that are currently administered statewide. Rating: +1 Does it create, expand, or [...]

SB 1337 – Campaign finance regulations

Bill description: SB 1337 would amend Idaho’s campaign finance laws and would broaden the definition of electioneering communications. Rating: -2 Does it violate the spirit or the letter of either the US Constitution or the [...]