Thursday, April 8, 2021

Idaho Freedom Action targets Magic Valley lawmakers on higher education budget - Zac Ezzone, Magic Valley

 Idaho Freedom Action is targeting Magic Valley lawmakers in an effort to encourage legislators to cut public funding to state universities. The organization is the advocacy arm of the conservative think tank Idaho Freedom Foundation, which operates as a nonprofit. The group is urging the Legislature to slash the state’s higher education budget in an effort to push back on what it describes as social justice programming. “We want colleges to stick with their core mission and prepare students for the workforce,” said Dustin Hurst, vice president of Idaho Freedom Foundation and Idaho Freedom Action.