Senate transportation chairman equates road and bridge maintenance to owning a home (video)

Mitch Coffman Headlines, Video

(Note: This is the second installment of a two-part interview with Sen. Jim Hammond, R-Coeur d’Alene, chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee. For part one, click here.) These days, it seems nearly everyone is struggling for a bit more income. Families and individuals are prioritizing what they need, versus what they want, and choosing accordingly. Sen. Jim Hammond, R-Coeur d’Alene, …

Lt. Gov Little: Oregon's economically-indexed gas tax increase 'very interesting'

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff Headlines, Uncategorized

The man at the head of a committee assigned with the duty of finding more revenue for road maintenance for the state of Idaho says that a plan passed by the Oregon Legislature to increase that state’s gas tax is “very interesting.”  Lt. Gov. Brad Little, head of Gov. Butch Otter’s Transportation Task Force, told IdahoReporter.com Wednesday that the Oregon …

Minnick nets endorsement from contractors

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff Headlines, Uncategorized

Idaho Democratic Rep. Walt Minnick has won the endorsement of the Idaho Associated General Contractors (AGC), a group that has recently backed Republicans in statewide elections.  Minnick’s Republican challenger, state Rep. Raul Labrador of Eagle, said the group is focused on its own interests, not those of all Idaho residents. The Idaho AGC and its national political arm, the Associated …

Trucking association: Allred's proposal would hurt Idaho families

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff Headlines, Uncategorized

In an interview with IdahoReporter.com Tuesday, an official with the Idaho Trucking Association (ITA) said that a proposal by Keith Allred, Democratic gubernatorial nominee, to increase fees on heavy trucks would hurt families in the state.  Kathy Fowers, spokesman for ITA, says that Allred’s proposal doesn’t take into account all the facts about how much wear and tear heavy trucks put …

Otter and Little say Allred's gas tax plan isn't credible

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff Headlines, Uncategorized

On Monday, Keith Allred, Democratic candidate for governor, released a plan calling for a 3-cent reduction in the gas tax most motorists pay to be complemented with an increase in the fees heavy trucks pay.  His electoral foe, Gov. Butch Otter, joined with Lt. Gov. Brad Little, head of a task force looking for solutions for future road funding for …

Allred wants gas tax cut, fee hike for large trucks (video)

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff Headlines, Uncategorized

Keith Allred, the Democratic gubernatorial nominee, met with members of the press at a Stinker gas station in Boise Monday to lay out his proposal to alter Idaho’s road funding formula.  Allred’s plan, a 3-cent drop in the state gas tax, would represent a 12 percent reduction in the tax burden paid by everyday motorists.  The cut, which would result …