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We're hiring: Office manager

By Idaho Freedom Foundation staff
December 2, 2022
Idaho Freedom Foundation is seeking the ideal candidate for a full-time Office Managera. This position into Idaho’s premier public policy think tank calls for a task-master and requires an individual who is willing to go above and beyond. The new hire would join our dynamic team and be a key player in supporting our organization’s […]
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Now hiring: Communications director

By Idaho Freedom Foundation staff
December 2, 2022
The Idaho Freedom Foundation isn’t your ordinary think tank.  Sure, we do compelling, credible, groundbreaking research like lots of other think tanks. We can produce fancy white papers and reports with the best of them.  But IFF sets the standard for sharing its vision with the 1.9 million residents who call the Gem State home. […]
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Mental health declines as Medicaid funds record psychotropic drug use

By Niklas Kleinworth
November 28, 2022
Taxpayer-subsidized government healthcare is not making people healthier.  New data shows that the use of psychotropic drugs among Medicaid beneficiaries is projected to reach an all-time high for the third consecutive year. With one in every five Medicaid prescriptions in Idaho written for these drugs, there exists a serious problem with mental health throughout the […]
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K-12 public schools have surpassed funding targets, but results have not improved

By Idaho Freedom Foundation staff
November 28, 2022
By Kaitlyn Shepherd & Fred Birnbaum In less than two months’ time, Idaho’s new Legislature will convene. One of its tasks will be to decide how to allocate the $330 million in ongoing funding that was earmarked for K-12 public education by Gov. Brad Little and the Legislature in September. Voices from the establishment will […]
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Potlatch school board votes to get rid of Planned Parenthood-endorsed sex ed 

By Anna Miller
November 17, 2022
The Potlatch school board voted unanimously Wednesday night to remove Planned Parenthood-endorsed sex education from its schools. The decision appears to have been prompted by parents in the community who opposed the radical sex education program and pressured the board to act. Previously, students could be put into the class without parental consent. Going forward, […]
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Education choice reduces wokeism in schools, new research finds

By Anna Miller
November 17, 2022
Despite the wishes of parents, Idaho’s K-12 public schools are decidedly advancing woke ideologies. From sexually explicit curriculum to pornographic books in school libraries or changing student pronouns without parental consent, public schools are force feeding children values against their families’ wishes.  It doesn’t have to be this way. New research shows that education choice […]
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Legislature 101, equipping Idahoans with the tools they need to engage with government, returns December 8 & 9

By Dustin Hurst
November 15, 2022
Idahoans looking to engage with lawmakers at the Idaho Statehouse should plan to attend Legislature 101 this December.  Offered by the Idaho Freedom Foundation, Legislature 101 teaches Gem State residents of all political stripes how the legislative process works, how bills are developed, and how engaged citizens can make a difference in the Capitol. IFF […]
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Proposed resolution from the Idaho School Boards Association opposes education freedom

By Kaitlyn Shepherd
November 11, 2022
The Idaho School Boards Association, or ISBA, is set to vote on a resolution opposing school choice. The resolution perpetuates several myths commonly used to defend the government monopoly. Member school districts will vote on the resolution as part of ISBA’s annual convention on Nov. 11. This is not the first time that ISBA has […]
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GOP's Magic Valley surprise isn't a conservative win

By Wayne Hoffman
November 10, 2022
For at least 36 hours, Idahoans believed that Democrat Karma Metzler Fitzgerald had bested Jack Nelson in a Magic Valley race for a House of Representatives seat. But Wednesday morning, state and county officials explained in an about-last-night-style press release, someone noticed that the state’s election results data didn’t match the county’s vote tabulation. Officials […]
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Three takeaways from Idaho's general election

By Wayne Hoffman
November 9, 2022
I want to give you three quick takeaways from the 2022 general election. Here they are:  I’ve been tracking, studying, and participating in elections since 1988. No election is a clean sweep. There will always be races that we wish had different outcomes. But the elections of 2022 clearly put Idaho’s conservatives on a path […]
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