The Danger of Campaign Finance Reform

The Danger of Campaign Finance Reform

Beware those “good government” liberals seeking to fix election laws. Because what they are really after is restricting, and even criminalizing political activity, to better control the outcomes. You may have noticed a big wave of concern at the Statehouse...
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Complacency 101

Complacency 101

The League of Women Voters of Pocatello, Idaho, have sponsored an essay competition for all students enrolled in Idaho public schools grades 9 through 12 to write an essay on “Climate Change”. Interesting topic for students to ponder and a...
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Will the Real Conservatives Please Stand Up

Will the Real Conservatives Please Stand Up

Last night was a special night at the Center on the Park in Meridian because Idahoans got an opportunity to meet nine of Idaho’s most conservative legislators. These are the public servants who have taken the time out of their...
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Idaho Fish & Game Evolving To Corporatism

Idaho Fish & Game Evolving To Corporatism

In 2007 the Western Governors Association (WGA) created the policy Resolution 07-01, Protecting Wildlife Migration Corridors and Crucial Wildlife Habitat in the West” which has since been scrubbed from their website. The purpose was “to strengthen ...
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Urban Renewal is a Blight on our Wallets

Urban Renewal is a Blight on our Wallets

Urban renewal is typically portrayed in a positive manner. After all, who doesn’t want to eliminate run-down areas of our municipalities? Even though urban renewal sounds like a great idea, it requires much more scrutiny than it has been given...
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Representative Government in Idaho Is Broken

Representative Government in Idaho Is Broken

Submission to Gem State Patriot: September 30, 2017 Evalyn Bennett, 6 East Ute Road, Salmon, Idaho 83467 (208) 756-3974 Publisher’s Note: This article reprints the author’s previously published commentary in the Post Register. Those commentary exce...
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In Meridian, Developers get the Gold Mine, Property Owners get the Shaft

In Meridian, Developers get the Gold Mine, Property Owners get the Shaft

Why is anyone surprised about the increased taxes for Meridian? Last year we were screaming from the rooftops about the problems with the West Ada School district—the fact that it is way too big and money is badly allocated. The...
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Idaho and Western Water Wars

Idaho and Western Water Wars

It’s all about who will control the water and subsequently the land. After over one hundred years of settling the west, the water wars of yesteryear are once again alive and well. What has changed is who and how the...
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One More Regulation – Fewer Jobs for Idahoans

One More Regulation – Fewer Jobs for Idahoans

Sometimes I just have to shake my head and ask the question; how did we elect so many dumb people to our legislature? In a recent article published by The Idaho Business Review, Democratic Rep. Ilana Rubel wrote an op-ed...
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