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Head Start gives Idaho’s children a bright future

The most recent research shows that high-quality early-childhood programs for disadvantaged children more than pay for themselves, and can provide a 13 percent return on investment per year, per child. Unfortunately, for a lot of families access to high-quality programs are either not available or remain out of reach due to cost.

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Congress can learn about fiscal responsibility from Idaho

The U.S. Senate budget committee is considering a federal budget resolution that would allow Congress to pass $1.5 trillion in tax cuts that aren’t paid for. Deficit-financed tax cuts mean the federal government will essentially borrow money — on top of existing deficits — to pay for tax reductions rather than finding a way to pay for them with responsible tax changes.

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