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Legislator describes this year’s legislative roller coaster

When I started my first term in 2019, nearly every long-time Capitol observer told me it was the worst legislative session they ever experienced. In 2020, they told me that was the worst legislative session ever. And now they’re saying ...

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Higher education is critical to Idaho

Our elected senators and representatives serving in the Legislature have begun debating the budget for higher education in Idaho. Governor Little is calling for a 2.6% budget increase for our four-year institutions next fiscal year. As president of the State ...

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More foolish logic in Democrats’ COVID-19 relief plan

Democrats in Washington, D.C., are actively working to saddle your grandchildren with unprecedented levels of debt to bail out states that have not operated responsibly before or during the pandemic. The latest round of foolish logic in the Democrats’ COVID-19 ...

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A note from the editor

This is the time of year when it seems like the Legislature will never manage to accomplish its work and the session will just last forever. Except this year, that might actually be true. Not only is the Legislature grappling ...

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Medicaid expansion: A real success story for Idaho

Idaho’s politicians have all kinds of snappy quotes about health insurance. How it doesn’t keep you healthy, and how no one’s every died from not having it — but that’s simply not true. Research shows those with health insurance are ...

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Freedom without restraint or responsibility

“If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great ...

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SB 1041 is walking a fine line toward price fixing

Senate Bill 1041 is being debated in the Idaho Legislature: a bill created after an investigation by Idaho’s Attorney General into the price of gasoline this past year. In Idaho, and many states around the nation, drivers saw some of ...

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Democratic-led Congress seeks to punish responsible states

Our new president and the Democratic-led Congress are seeking to bail out big, poorly-managed states and punish states that have operated responsibly during the pandemic — a step that would saddle Idaho children with even greater debt and suppress economic ...

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A note from the editor (access required)

We’ve written about crowdfunding beer, kombucha and startups at various points. But crowdfunding a building? That’s what our intrepid reporter Catie Clark’s p. 1 article is about this week, and it’s pretty interesting. The company CrowdStreet has been doing this ...

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