Category: Bill Alert

Alarming Crib to Kindergarten Federal Education Grant: Act Now

This afternoon the House of Representatives is expected to vote on Senate Bill 1193, a bill to accept a federal grant of nearly $6 million dollars for the education of children ages 0-5 years in Idaho. While education is well recognized as essential, this bill raises serious concerns by choosing a private organization (the Idaho…

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Support Lemonade Stand Freedom (HB.21)

Cities should not require permits and licenses for the infrequent businesses of minors — be it a lemonade stand, babysitting, lawn mowing, etc. House Bill 21 would do the following: Prohibit local governments from requiring minors to obtain a permit or license to operate an occasional business. Exclude such businesses from an obligation to collect…

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Support Free-Range Parenting (HB.3)

Should the state of Idaho view playtime as a crime? Parents can be prosecuted for negligence, or have child welfare services intervene, if they allow their children the reasonable independence to partake in various activities without parental supervision—walking to the store, playing at a park, etc. Free-Range parenting used to simply be called parenting. This…

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HJR4: The Question on the Back of Idaho’s 2020 General Election ballot

While information about the presidential candidates has been all over the news the last several months, you may not be aware of the Idaho State Constitutional Amendment that you will be asked to cast a vote for on November 3rd. The backside of the ballot has only one question: should the number of Idaho legislative…

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ACTION ALERT: Unchain Idaho From Common Core!

We now have the chance to unchain Idaho from Common Core! Are you and your family aware of the decisions your legislators are making on your behalf for our children’s education here in Idaho? Earlier this year, the 2020 Idaho Content Standards Committee was established by the State Department of Education with the assignment to review Idaho’s Content…

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Action Alert: Take A Stand Against Common Core in Idaho

As many concerned Idahoans are aware, there has been a constant education battle in our state concerning the Idaho Content Standards which are patterned after (and in many cases identical to) Common Core Standards. What you may not have heard is that during the Idaho Legislative session earlier this year, a special committee was created…

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ACTION ALERT: Idaho Falls City Council to VOTE on anti-religious liberty measure!

This is a call to action! Tomorrow, May 14, 2020, the Idaho Falls City Council will hold a vote to add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” (SOGI) to the list of protected classes under the city’s non-discrimination ordinance. We need YOUR help to contact members of the Idaho Falls City Council and ask them to oppose this…

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National Day of Prayer & Legislative Call to Action

With the increasing risk of coronavirus across the nation, including here in the Gem State, President Trump has declared today (March 15th) a day of prayer for those affected by CONVID-19 here in the United States and across the world. At the Madison Liberty Institute, we appreciate the concern and direction of President Trump. We…

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Bill Alert: House Bills 500 & 509 Biological Sex Matters

This year, 2020, marks 100 years since women’s suffrage. Idaho was the fourth state to give women the right to vote and the first to do it by constitutional amendment. Since then, women across the country have made a strong impact on the communities and our nation. Little did those women activists know that within…

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Bill Alert: Sex Reassignment Surgery for Minors

Remember the James Younger custody battle in Texas late last year? A jury ruled that the seven-year-old boy’s mother could get the boy hormone therapy devised to help him transition into a female. All of this was against the will of the boy’s father, who contended that James was being forced into identifying as a girl by…

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