NEW IDAHO GROUP TO EMPHASIZE FREE-MARKET SOLUTIONS, TRANSPARENCY IN GOVERNMENT
Idaho Freedom Foundation seeks to empower Idahoans to take back their freedoms, protect private property rights & economic opportunity
Boise, Idaho – A new Idaho think tank will emphasize free-market solutions and transparency in government as part of its core mission to empower Idahoans to take back their freedoms, protect private property rights and expand economic opportunity.
The Idaho Freedom Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan think tank that provides expert research and analysis to help educate state and local elected officials, businesses, civic groups and the general public on free-market solutions that could be used to solve policy issues confronting Idaho and its communities. The Foundation works with all citizens and opinion leaders on ways to expand liberty and promote individual responsibility.
“The Idaho Freedom Foundation promises to bring a new perspective to Idaho’s public policy discussions,” said Heather Lauer, president of the Idaho Freedom Foundation. “Our group will provide research and analysis that emphasizes free-market solutions first. Instead of expanding government, we’ll look for ways to accomplish the same task either from the private sector or by applying market principles to the public sector.”
The Foundation’s executive director is Wayne Hoffman. Hoffman is a former investigative and state government reporter who most recently served as communications director for Congressman Bill Sali. Hoffman has also worked for two state agencies.
“Free-market solutions and transparency in government are hallmarks of good public policy,” said Hoffman. “Our goal is to empower Idahoans to take back their freedoms. We want to provide our state’s citizens with the means to critically analyze public policy and spending decisions at all levels of government. This empowerment will lead to greater transparency, limited government and an emphasis on economic freedom and personal responsibility.”
Foundation board member Briana LeClaire said the group’s focus on education reform will emphasize free market innovations to improve public schools in Idaho.
“Charter schools create competition for traditional schools in Idaho, causing both to work harder to improve student achievement,” said LeClaire. “This is an example of using a free-market principle to advance the quality of education in our state.”