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CEI Fails to Get Passing Grade

In May 2017, Bonneville County voters approved a new taxing district after turning Eastern Idaho Technical College (EITC) into a community college. The proponents of the new College of Eastern Idaho (CEI) relied heavily on a Community College Study Panel Report (CCSPR) to advance their argument to create CEI.  In October 2022, CEI announced growth […]

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Don’t Reward Unlawful Conduct

To ensure “transparent and ethical government,” a “public entity” in Idaho cannot use “public funds” to “advocate” for a “ballot measure.” I.C. 74-602 and 74-603(6). A “public entity” includes a “school district.” I.C. 74-603(6). This means neither District 91 nor its employees shall make or authorize an “expenditure” from “public funds” to “advocate” for a […]

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What’s the lesson for you on income taxes?

When our Founding Fathers gave us the United States Constitution, it contained no provision for Congress to tax income. That all changed on Feb. 25, 1913, when Secretary of State Philander C. Knox certified ratification of the 16th Amendment that allowed Congress to tax income. Today, federal income tax rates start at 10% and go […]

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My professor forewarned me

During my first week of law school, I had a professor spend the entire week studying one United States Supreme Court case. The case had absolutely nothing to do with our class. She spent the entire week dissecting the case in painstaking detail. She proved facts the court relied on weren’t facts. She showed the […]

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Too Long and Too Liberal

For over twenty long years, Simpson has been in Washington where he’s voted for amnesty for illegals, massive spending increases, bigger government, and gun control.  And now he’s joined radical environmentalists to destroy four dams on the lower Snake River. Simpson has declared war on Idaho’s farmers and ranchers who grow the crops that feed […]

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Senators Risch and Crapo: The Case for Term Limits

United States Senators Jim Risch and Mike Crapo recently joined 17 other Senate Republicans and all 50 Senate Democrats to pass Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. Risch and Crapo joined the likes of Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, and Lisa Murkowski in supporting the infrastructure bill. This bill was not offset with any spending cuts, which […]

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Furniss fails to rebut

Representative Rod Furniss recently wrote in a Post Register article, “I often reflect on why I was chosen to serve as a legislator in the Idaho House of Representatives.” Wait, did Furniss just say, “chosen”? I thought legislators were “elected.” In 2020, Furniss had no general election opponent. Furniss obtained his house seat in the […]

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Rep. Furniss Opens Mouth And Inserts Foot, Again

Representative Rod Furniss has been at it again. He’s been attacking the Idaho Freedom Foundation by writing articles and throwing around numbers he claims show the IFF is “bad.” But Furniss has a big problem telling the truth and getting the facts correct. When you’ve got to misrepresent reality to attack another, you’re not a […]

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“Red Flag” Rod Furniss keeps telling big whoppers, but I help set the record straight

Are 1000 people moving to Idaho every day? Bryan Smith joins Steph Lucas on the Steph Lucas Show to answer just that in the clip below.