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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|

Birnbaum at pension-spiking repeal bill signing: Thankful for IFF supporters who made this possible

On Tuesday, Gov. Brad Little signed House Bill 68, a bill that finally puts an end to legislative pension-spiking. Idaho Freedom Foundation Vice President Fred Birnbaum offered brief remarks at the signing, which took place [...]

By | March 12th, 2019|

Send Salmon School District officials to detention for likely election law violations

The Salmon School District has likely violated Idaho election law by using taxpayer dollars to encourage voters to pass a $25.6 million bond, an Idaho Freedom Foundation investigation shows. This potential violation is currently being [...]

By | March 10th, 2019|
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