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Video: How Idaho cops can take your stuff and not give it back

By   /  July 13, 2016  /  Criminal Justice, Idaho, News  /  No Comments

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Produced by Reina Rodriguez of the Idaho Freedom Foundation and IdahoReporter.com.

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Idaho just gave a tax break to one of the world’s biggest companies

By   /  July 12, 2016  /  Idaho, News  /  No Comments

Photo: Dow Facebook page

The Dow Chemical Company is about to set up shop in Idaho, thanks at least in part to a generous tax break provided by Gov. Butch Otter’s administration.

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Idaho government un-levels playing field against Boise company — again

By   /  July 7, 2016  /  Economy, Idaho, Jobs + Growth, News, State Government  /  No Comments

Photo: Reina Rodriguez/IdahoReporter.com

For the second time in as many months, Gov. Butch Otter’s administration has stacked the deck against a Boise company by subsidizing a competing business. Otter’s Department of Labor announced this week it will give up to $1.2 million to Paylocity to train its workforce. Paylocity, which announced its Idaho expansion last November, is an online […]

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Idaho urged to steer clear of Medicaid expansion

By   /  June 21, 2016  /  Health Care, Idaho, News  /  No Comments

Photo: John Livingston file

A legislative workgroup has been tasked with finding  solutions for thousands of Idahoans caught in a coverage gap created by the 2010 health care overhaul. Ahead of their meetings, two experts suggest the group focus on employment opportunities and exercise fiscal caution when it makes policy recommendations. The 10-member workgroup, announced by Idaho House and […]

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Idaho citizens panel punts pension payoffs issue back to Legislature

By   /  June 3, 2016  /  Idaho, News, Pensions, State Government  /  No Comments

Photo: Reina Rodriguez/IdahoReporter.com

A citizens committee tasked with deciding legislator pay and benefits punted this week on finding a fix to a scheme that enriches lawmakers who take full-time state jobs. The six-member panel declined to take direct action, and voted to urge the Legislature to fix the system. The Catch-22: Many in the Legislature want the citizens panel […]

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Idaho finances in good shape, but lawmakers could threaten stability

By   /  June 2, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Idaho, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments


A new report suggests Idaho stands on sound footing financially, but big spending increases by legislators could impair the state’s ability to quickly deal with financial difficulties. According to the Mercatus Center, a think tank at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, Idaho ranked no. 12 for fiscal health among the 50 states and Puerto […]

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