House panel overhauls urban renewal legislation

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff Uncategorized

Idaho’s urban renewal law would receive an overhaul under a total of seven bills being hammered out in the Smith subcommittee of the House Revenue and Taxation Committee. Tuesday, the subcommittee, led by Rep. Leon Smith, R-Twin Falls, heard from the bills’ sponsors, and from citizens who came to Boise from as far as Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls to …

Senate committee approves measure calling for Air Force to station F-35s in Idaho

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff Uncategorized

A resolution calling for the Air Force to station its newest fighter jet in Idaho is headed to a vote in the full Senate. Wednesday morning, the Senate State Affairs Committee voted unanimously to approve House Joint Memorial 10, which passed the House unanimously on Feb. 9.  Rep. JoAn Wood, R-Rigby, presented the measure to the committee, which urges Congress …

House Revenue and Taxation Committee looks into revamping 1965 urban renewal law

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff Uncategorized

The House Revenue and Taxation Committee voted Tuesday morning to debate six pieces of draft legislation dealing with urban renewal districts. It’s part of what’s known as the Urban Revitalization Act, which was authored by the Capital City Development Corporation, and sponsored in committee by Chairman Dennis Lake, R-Blackfoot. “It’s a complete rewrite of the urban renewal law in the state …

Send in your entry for our Outrageous Law Contest!

Wayne Hoffman Uncategorized

Do you know of a law that is outrageous? The Idaho Freedom Foundation and humorist P.J. O’Rourke are looking for candidates for our first ever Outrageous Law Contest. We’re on the hunt for laws that shouldn’t be on the books because they’re outdated, ignored, silly, unenforceable or infringe on basic freedoms. O’Rourke has agreed to be the honorary judge for …