Following Hixon’s lead, panel approves $68 million transportation funding package

Dustin Hurst Headlines

Just moments after Meridian Republican Rep. Jason Monks finished presenting his plan to improve Idaho’s roads, Nampa GOP Rep. Brandon Hixon flipped on his mic. “It’s a start,” Hixon said, with a quick-fire motion to approve the bill, which would hike taxes on Idahoans by at least $68 million a year. After significant discussion, the House Transportation and Defense Committee …

House returns domestic military powers expansion bill to committee

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff Headlines, Uncategorized

[post_thumbnail]House Majority Leader Mike Moyle, R-Star, said Tuesday that a House bill expanding the police powers of the National Guard was not appropriate The Idaho House of Representatives has chosen to not vote on legislation that was unanimously approved by a legislative committee just last week. House Bill 367, which would significantly broaden the role of the Idaho National Guard …

House committee advances bill giving domestic police powers to National Guard

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff Headlines, Uncategorized

[post_thumbnail]Rep. Brandon Hixon, R-Caldwell, says the bill expanding the role of the National Guard into domestic police matters establishes parameters for use of the Guard. The House Transportation and Defense Committee, on a voice vote, has approved legislation that would significantly broaden the role of the Idaho National Guard. House Bill 367 seeks to amend existing law to allow for …

Idaho group forms in opposition to state implementation of Common Core standards

Idaho Freedom Foundation staff Headlines

[post_thumbnail] Rep. Linden Bateman, R-Idaho Falls, favors Common Core standards, but does not want to see the standards lead to a national curriculum. Note: Following is the second in a number of stories to appear in IdahoReporter.com during the coming weeks examining the Common Core K-12 academic standards. Future stories, for example, will discuss the private funding that has been …