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Idaho hemp legislation is a step backward

Last year President Donald Trump signed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 into law. That Farm Bill allowed states to grow hemp. With that, I only imagined our state politicians would loosen Idaho’s stringent anti-cannabis [...]

By | April 5th, 2019|

Boiseans already pay $6 million a year to run the library system, and have received no estimate on how that number may grow

The city of Boise began its current collection of library buildings when it moved its main structure from the Carnegie Library site, first occupied in 1905, to the current Capitol Boulevard site, first occupied in [...]

By | April 4th, 2019|

Legislature gives voters a say on stadium proposals

One of the biggest con jobs in all of government is “urban renewal.” The pleasant-sounding name obscures reality. Urban renewal is less about renewing urban areas and more about finding clever ways to fund big [...]

By | March 29th, 2019|

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|
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