Dear Fellow Republican:
It has been said that actions speak louder than words. One of the great tools I have found to measure our lawmaker’s efforts is by how they vote on the issues that affect all of us.
Idaho’s own Freedom Foundation is also such a tool that quantifies all of this.
“The Freedom Foundation (IFF) is a non-partisan educational research institute and government watchdog dedicated to improving the lives of Idahoans by promoting private free market solutions, holding public servants accountable, exposing government waste and corruption, and promoting policies that advance Idaho’s independence.”
The report card will measure and define who they really are and what they really stand for through their voting behaviors.
“The Idaho Freedom Index serves as the Gem State’s only conservative scorecard to rate legislators and legislation. IFF analyzes bills affecting economic and workplace freedom, federal dependency and individual liberty.”
Take a look, consider, and see how your state legislator’s are serving you at the following online address: http://idahofreedom.org/freedom-index/
You may also see timely analysis of legislation issues developing in our Idaho State House by clicking on the following IFF Chart below:
|Bill Number||Bill Name||Last Action||Action Date||Rating||Categories||Comments|
|H0331||Amends existing law to define “powdered alcohol,” to prohibit the possession, use, sale or purchase of powdered alcohol and to provide for the revocation of liquor licenses held by violators.||Reported out of Committee, Recommend place on General Orders||1/28/2016||-2||Individual liberty||Full Analysis|
|H0340||Repeals existing law relating to regulation of contraceptives and prophylactics.||Reported Printed and Referred to Health & Welfare||1/19/2016||1||Workplace freedom||Full analysis|
|H0372||Adds to existing law to provide that any regulation regarding the use, disposition or sale or any prohibition, restriction, fee or taxation of auxiliary containers at the retail, manufacturer or distributor setting shall be done only by statute enacted by the Legislature.||U.C. to hold place on third reading calendar until Monday, February 1, 2016||1/29/2016||1||Workplace freedom||Full analysis|
|H0383||Repeals and amendes existing law relating to the Aquaculture Commission; and providing for the transfer of certain moneys.||Reported Printed and Referred to Agricultural Affairs||1/28/2016||1||Economic freedom||Full analysis|
|H0388||Amends existing law to add an exemption to the Public Records Act for certain cell phone numbers and email addresses on file with the Secretary of State’s office.||Reported Printed and Referred to State Affairs||1/28/2016||-1||Individual liberty||Full analysis|
|HJR001||Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Idaho to provide that nothing in Section 5, Article IX shall be construed to prohibit the Legislature or any county, city, town, township, school district or other public corporation from making appropriations, payments, grants or donations of public funds or moneys for the purpose of providing grants, scholarships, loans or other assistance to students or parents of students for educational purposes.||Reported Printed and Referred to State Affairs||1/28/2016||2||Individual liberty||Full analysis|
|S1194||Amends existing law to remove references to a park model.||Reported Printed; referred to Commerce & Human Resources||1/18/2016||1||Workplace freedom||Full analysis|
|S1209||Amends existing law regarding the general powers of the board of trustees of each community college district.||Read second time; Filed for Third Reading||1/29/2016||1||Economic freedom||Full analysis|
Doyle Beck Chairman