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Candidates address healthcare, Little silent on Otter’s Medicaid expansion push

Two of the major Republican candidates for governor say they’re opposed to Gov. Butch Otter’s plan to add thousands of people onto government healthcare programs. But the third candidate, Lt. Gov. Brad Little, isn’t saying what his position is on the issue. Otter seeks lawmaker support for a federal waiver that would allow 35,000 Idahoans

HB 537 – Idaho produce safety law

February 23, 2018 Bill description: HB 537 would codify procedures for the state Department of Agriculture to follow in order to enforce the federal Food Safety and Modernization Act. Rating: 0 Does it violate the principles of federalism by increasing federal authority, yielding to federal blandishments, or incorporating changeable federal laws into Idaho statutes or

Happy Birthday Frederick Douglas

February 14 marks the 200th birthday of Frederick Douglas. Douglas was born a slave and went on to become one of the most eloquent opponents of slavery and champions of human liberty in American history. Last year, I wrote about  why Douglas is […] …

HB 577 – CBD oil legalization and regulation

Bill description: HB 577 would legalize the use of cannabidiol (CBD) oil for medicinal purposes. Rating: +2 Does it directly or indirectly create or increase penalties for victimless crimes or non-restorative penalties for non- violent crimes? Conversely, does it eliminate or decrease penalties for victimless crimes or non-restorative penalties for non-violent crimes? 
 If enacted,

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