Category Archives: Multimedia

Analysis: Medicaid expansion would be costly mistake for Idahoans

The federally proposed Medicaid expansion would be a costly mistake, both for Idaho taxpayers and for the state’s indigent population, according to an analysis released Thursday by Parrish Miller, a policy analyst for the Idaho Freedom Foundation. Rather than establishing … Continue reading

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Senate transportation chairman equates road and bridge maintenance to owning a home (video)

(Note: This is the second installment of a two-part interview with Sen. Jim Hammond, R-Coeur d’Alene, chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee. For part one, click here.) These days, it seems nearly everyone is struggling for a bit more income. … Continue reading

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Senate transportation chairman doubtful GARVEE funds will be approved by Legislature (video)

(Note: This is the first installment of a two-part interview with Sen. Jim Hammond, R-Coeur d’Alene, chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee.) The Idaho speaker of the House, Rep. Lawerence Denney, R-Midvale, believes the remaining funds available for road and … Continue reading

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Otter now concedes that $300 million in Medicaid funding not at risk in health exchange program (video)

Last week, IdahoReporter.com first reported that there was no connection between the creation of a state-based health exchange and a possible loss of Medicaid funding, even though Gov. Butch Otter suggested there might be. This week, Otter has reversed course, … Continue reading

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Health and Welfare chair McGeachin may go it alone to stop health exchange (video)

(Note: This is the first installment of a two-part interview with Rep. Janice McGeachin,R-Idaho Falls, chairperson of the House Health and Welfare Committee.) Who says one person can’t make a difference? The coming fight over the creation of a state-based … Continue reading

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Denney on the issues: More road funding, cigarette tax loopholes and an Idaho land fight (video)

(Note: This is part 5 of a five-installment interview with Lawerence Denney, R-Midvale, speaker of the Idaho House of Representatives.) Rep. Lawerence Denney, R-Midvale, speaker of the Idaho House of Representatives, believes that cigarette taxes, funding for roads and bridges … Continue reading

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Denney: There is ‘considerable opposition’ to health exchange in the House (video)

(Note: This is part 4 of a five-installment interview with Lawerence Denney, R-Midvale, speaker of the Idaho House of Representatives.) One of the coming battles in the legislative session will be over the creation of a health care insurance exchange, … Continue reading

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Otter says lack of exchange could threaten Medicaid funds, but one expert says otherwise (video)

Gov. Butch Otter told reporters at the Capitol Thursday that the federal government could yank some of its matching funding for the Medicaid program if lawmakers don’t move to create a health insurance exchange, a provision of the 2010 federal … Continue reading

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Speaker Denney on elections: Otter’s surprise, his own 2012 plans and backing Mitt Romney (video)

(Note: This is part 3 of a five-installment interview with Lawerence Denney, R-Midvale, speaker of the Idaho House of Representatives.) House Speaker Lawerence Denney, R-Midvale, says he was surprised in early December when Gov. Butch Otter decided to run for … Continue reading

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Denney: 2012 session is about the budget, but not Occupy Boise (video)

(Note: This is part 2 of a five-installment interview with Lawerence Denney, R-Midvale, speaker of the Idaho House of Representatives.) Sometimes, it’s all about the money. So says House Speaker Lawerence Denney about the upcoming legislative session, who believes the … Continue reading

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