How Blue is Your Legislator?

2013 Legislature Member Health Insurance & Medical Industry 2012 Campaign Contributions Legislative District Commerce Committee Health & Welfare Cameron, Dean $21,300 27 x Wood, Fred $16,050 27 x Bedke, Scott $12,500 27 Lodge, Patti, Anne $11,800 11 Guthrie, Jim $11,500 28 x Rusche, John $10,700 6 x Davis, Bart $8,200 33 Hill, Brent $7,500 34 Thompson, […]

Remember Their Names…

REMEMBER THEIR NAMES WHEN YOU VOTE IN 2014 State Legislators that Supported the State Health Exchange: Governor CL “Butch” Otter REPRESENTATIVES Brandon A. Hixon R Dist 10    Carolyn Meline D Dist 29    Christy Perry R Dist 11 Clark Kauffman R Dist 25     Darrell Bolz R Dist 10     Dell Raybould […]

Repeal Ottercare – The Time is NOW.

You can play each of the ads by clicking on the filename below.   Sign The Petition Ad: For Idaho Falls: For North Idaho For the Magic Valley For Ada & Elmore Counties For Canyon County For Blackfoot & Pocatello Feeling Blue (Just How Blue) Ad: (see the full list of contribution totals by legislator) […]

No Free Corn

The following was recently seen on the Idaho Business Alliance website: by Steve Washam based on a telling by George Gordon Some years ago, about 1900, an old trapper from North Dakota hitchedup some horses to his Studebaker wagon, packed a few possessions–especially his traps–and drove south. Several weeks later he stopped in a small town […]

Thank You Senators… (Or Not!)

The following ads are being released the morning of February 27th in light of the Idaho Senate’s passing of SB1042 to create a State Insurance Exchange.  The bill is due in the House this week. You can play each of the ads by clicking on the filename below. For the Treasure Valley: For North Idaho […]

Heritage Foundation Reveals US Double Jeopardy

In its 2012 Index of Economic Freedom, the Heritage Foundation analysts and economists spoke to the current double jeopardy facing the US Economy:  The increase in the debt to GDP ratio, and the resulting restriction of economic freedom in enterprise. The permanent increase in the ratio of public debt to GDP…is prima facie evidence of policy failure. […]

Despite Opposition, Senate Passes SB1042 for State Exchange

(republished from the IdahoReporter.com) In a lengthy and at times contentious session, the Idaho Senate considered two efforts to stall Gov. Butch Otter’s insurance exchange legislation, a plan he has put forth to bring Idaho into compliance with federal mandates and to implement Obamacare in the state. But, in the end, the bill passed with […]

Harvard Professor: US Middle Class Hollowing

(Republished from MoneyNews.com) The United States is losing the global economic competition battle and the American middle class is fading, says Michael Porter, a professor of economy at Harvard. The decline of the American middle class is due to increasing regulatory costs, deteriorating infrastructure and declining skills of workers, Porter told CNBC. “America used to […]

Legislators Turn Blind Eye, Idahoans Lose

(republished from the IdahoReporter.com) I’ve always said that the lawmaking process in the Idaho Legislature is a billion times better than the process in Congress. But as proponents advance Gov. Butch Otter’s bill to implement Obamacare, they’re ready to throw out our commendable process at great expense to our state. And for what? Sen. Monty […]

Governors: President’s Cuts Will Hurt Economy

Governors from around the country are meeting in Washington this week with a sense of urgency.  On the table?  President Obama’s current sequestration issue, which will according to a recent article at MoneyNews, “lead to dismissal of teachers and firefighters, and reduce projected spending by $1.2 trillion over the next nine years, with half in defense […]