‘Perfect Christmas gift’: IFF President Hoffman applauds higher ed tuition freeze

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Idaho Freedom Foundation President Wayne Hoffman, who recently proposed freezing tuition and fees for students in Idaho’s higher education system, released the following statement Wednesday:  For Idaho’s public college students and their families, this is the perfect Christmas gift. Next, the State Board of Education and the Legislature should take a close look at the administrative bloat at our four-year …

Boise State to faculty and staff: Come learn how white people are racists

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Boise State University is now inviting its faculty and staff to attend a series of trainings on “white privilege” from an author who believes all white people are latent racists. The program consists of seven sessions, for which attendees earn credit as part of the school’s “diversity” program.  The program’s curriculum is based on Robin DiAngelo’s book, “What Does It …

House Bill 280— Vaping in a vehicle

Josh D'Orazio 2019 House bill ratings, Uncategorized

Bill description: HB 280 would establish a penalty for individuals who smoke or vape in a vehicle with a minor present. Rating: -1 Does it directly or indirectly create or increase penalties for victimless crimes or non-restorative penalties for non-violent crimes? Conversely, does it eliminate or decrease penalties for victimless crimes or non-restorative penalties for non-violent crimes? This bill would …

House Bill 267 – Colleges and universities

Fred Birnbaum Uncategorized

The Idaho Budget Index examines appropriation bills on several fronts to add important context to lawmakers’ discussions as they are considered on the floor of the House and Senate. Among the issues we look at in drawing a conclusion about a budget: Does the agency requesting these funds serve a proper role of government? Has wasteful or duplicative spending been …

Idaho needs accountability in education

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We can all remember when we were kids and asked our parents for something and were turned down. That rejection made us angry at our parents. In the fullness of time, we realize as adults that not yielding to every demand pressed upon us is the natural course of life. As an adult, can anyone imagine saying “yes” to every …

House Bill 146 — Recorder fee increases

Phil Haunschild Uncategorized

Bill description: HB 146 would set a flat fee for the services county recorders provide at $27. Rating: -1 Does it directly or indirectly create or increase any taxes, fees, or other assessments? Conversely, does it eliminate or reduce any taxes, fees, or other assessments? Under current law, county recorders can assess different fees for the many services they provide. …