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About those white medical coats in the Capitol

By Dr. John M. Livingston | Medical Policy Adviser I have noticed over the past 12 years that a very small number of physicians have posed, in their white coats, with politicians. There are more [...]

By | March 27th, 2019|

Office space spending far more “absurd” than Medicaid work requirements

Opponents of work requirements for Medicaid-expansion recipients claim it will cost millions of dollars to implement such a requirement. However, it is unlikely the cost would reach that high. Idaho already requires food stamp recipients [...]

By | March 22nd, 2019|

In deep water: Boise taxpayers covering losses on six city pools

Over the past five years, all six of the city-operated pools in Boise have lost money. The annual losses, for a single pool, have ranged from $37,000 to $101,000. Ivywild Pool, an outdoor pool located [...]

By | March 18th, 2019|

School “turnaround” legislation would reward failing schools

Public schools should be held accountable for failure. Instead, Idaho lawmakers are considering a bill that would reward schools and their employees for underperformance. It’s all part of the so-called School Turnaround Act, which passed [...]

By | March 15th, 2019|

Idaho needs accountability in education

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 [...]

By | March 14th, 2019|
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