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Sen. Todd M. Lakey

Republican - ID - 23rd district

55.21%

2023 Limited Government Rating

Ratings by Policy Category

36.73%

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66.67%

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66.67%

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42.86%

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Lawmaker Position

Protecting Consumer Choice by Prohibiting Local Governments from Imposing All-Electric Building Codes and Anti-Natural Gas Ordinances.

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Voted for Limited Government

Strengthening Parental Rights by Prohibiting Vaccination Status from Being Considered in Child Protection Cases.

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Voted for Limited Government

Growing Government Bureaucracy and Ballooning Spending for Unnecessary Initiatives within the Commission on the Arts.

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Voted against Limited Government

Protecting the Ability to Purchase and Consume Dietary Supplements Regardless of Future Changes in Federal Law or Regulations.

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Voted for Limited Government

Expanding Wealth Redistribution and Out-of-Control Spending by Providing High School Grads with $8,500 Grants for Colleges or "In-Demand Career" Training Under the Idaho Launch Program.

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Voted for Limited Government

Expanding Competition and Availability of Mental Health Services by Allowing Providers in Other States to Provide Services Through Telehealth.

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Voted for Limited Government

Strengthening Election Integrity by Clarifying the State's Photo-ID Requirements for Casting a Ballot Do Not Include High School or College-Issued IDs.

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Voted for Limited Government

Strengthening Government Integrity by Clarifying State Agency Policy Statements and Guidance Are Not State Law.

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Voted for Limited Government

Worsening the State's Draconian Liquor License Regime by Imposing Additional Anti-Competitive Prohibitions on the Sale or Transfer of Licenses.

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Voted against Limited Government

Increasing Public Safety by Withholding Tax Revenue from Localities Which Fail to Prosecute Felony Crime.

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Voted for Limited Government

Reducing Employment Barriers and Expanding Competition by Enacting Occupational Licensing Reform.

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Voted for Limited Government

Promoting Self-Sufficiency by Closing Some of the Work Requirement Loopholes Within the SNAP Welfare Program.

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Voted for Limited Government

Reducing Frivolous Litigation by Providing Liability Protections to Outfitters and Guides in Outdoor Recreational Activities.

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Voted for Limited Government

Funding Politicized Research on Climate Change, Community Development and Other Wasteful Initiatives by Appropriating $37 Million to the University of Idaho Agricultural Research Program.

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Voted against Limited Government

Fueling Out-of-Control Spending through a $149 Million Appropriation to the Department of Health and Welfare Behavioral Health Services - a 21% Hike over the Past 3 Years.

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Voted against Limited Government

Weakening Property Rights by Providing Government Officials Overreaching Powers to Trespass onto Private Property and Destroy Crops in Order to Control "Noxious Weeds".

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Voted against Limited Government

Growing Government Dependency and Out-of-Control Spending through a $28 Million Supplemental Appropriation for Childcare Grants.

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Voted for Limited Government

Increasing Election Integrity by Strengthening Prohibitions on the Usage of Private Funds for Election Administration.

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Voted for Limited Government

Fueling Out-of-Control Spending through a $204 million Appropriation to the Department of Commerce for Unnecessary Initiatives.

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Voted against Limited Government

Strengthening National Security by Banning TikTok from Being Accessed on State-Issued Devices or Networks.

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Voted for Limited Government

Growing Unnecessary Government Bureaucracy and Spending through a $29 Million Appropriation for the State Liquor Division Including Funding to Renovate Government-Run Liquor Stores.

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Voted for Limited Government

Weakening Public Safety through a Dangerous "Criminal Justice "Reform" Which Prevents Communities from Protecting Themselves Against Convicted Criminals through Record Expungement.

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Voted against Limited Government

Fueling Out-of-Control Spending Through a $68 Million Appropriation to the Department of Parks and Recreation - a 52% Increase within the Past 3 Years.

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Voted against Limited Government

Protecting Taxpayers from Wasteful and Unnecessary Infrastructure Spending by Restricting the Use of Highway and Bridge Revenue.

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Voted for Limited Government

Fueling Out-of-Control Spending and Growing Government Bureaucracy through an $86 Million Appropriation to the Department of Lands - a 30% Hike Over the Past 3 Years.

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Voted against Limited Government

Expanding School Choice by Ensuring School Districts Maintain Open Enrollment Policies Including In-District Student Transfers.

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Voted for Limited Government

Strengthening Election Integrity by Ensuring that Only U.S. Citizens May Vote.

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Voted for Limited Government

Increasing Government Dependency and Fueling Out-Of-Control Spending through a $4.5 Billion Appropriation for the State Medicaid System Under Obamacare.

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Voted against Limited Government

Strengthening Individual Liberties and "Food Freedom" by Reducing Restrictions on Personal Raw Milk Consumption through Herd Shares.

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Providing Government Bureaucrats New Powers to Enforce Overreaching Regulations Recently Imposed on Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMS).

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Voted against Limited Government

Combatting Regulatory Overreach by Requiring All Administrative Rules to Undergo Review and Reauthorization Every 8 Years.

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Voted for Limited Government

Improving Educational Outcomes by Expanding School Choice Through "Freedom in Education Savings Accounts".

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Voted against Limited Government

Protecting Taxpayers by Prohibiting ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) Considerations in State Contracts.

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Voted for Limited Government

Forcing Taxpayers to Fund Aborted Fetus Trafficking and LGBTQ and Transgender Medical Training through a $27 Million Appropriation for Health Education Programs.

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Voted against Limited Government

Fueling Out-of-Control Spending by Removing the $4,500 Cap on Subsidies Provided to School Employees Who Transition to the State's Healthcare Plan.

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Voted against Limited Government

Hiking New Vehicle Prices through Additional Government Mandates on Private Contracting Agreements Which Benefit Automotive Dealers at the Expense of Manufacturers.

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Voted against Limited Government

Fueling Out-of-Control Spending through and Unnecessary $500,000 Appropriation to the Commission on Hispanic Affairs.

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Voted against Limited Government

Strengthening the Integrity of the Public Education System by Asserting Parents are the "Primary Stakeholders" in Education and Providing Parents a Series of Rights.

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Voted for Limited Government

Improving Educational Outcomes for Students by Allowing School Districts to Authorize Virtual Charter Schools.

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Voted for Limited Government

Fueling Wasteful and Unnecessary Spending by Providing an Additional $124.1 Million to the Department of Commerce for Broadband Infrastructure Grants.

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Voted against Limited Government

Providing Property Tax Relief to Homeowners by Blocking Crony Subsidies to Meta (Facebook) and Other Woke Corporations.

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Voted against Limited Government

Protecting the State's Referendum and Initiative Process from Abuse by Raising the Citizen-led Signature Threshold.

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Voted for Limited Government

Growing Government Bureaucracy and Ballooning Spending to Over $678 Million for Colleges and Universities and Funding for 5,000 Government Employees.

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Voted for Limited Government

Expanding Cronyism by Channeling $15 Million in Taxpayer Funds to Enrich Semiconductor Manufacturer Micron Technology through "Semiconductor Workforce Grants".

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Voted against Limited Government

Reforming the Tax Code within the Cigar Industry to End Excessive Taxation of Premium Cigars.

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Voted for Limited Government

Growing Government Central Planning by Forcing Taxpayers to Pay Off the Student Loan Debt of Nurses in Rural Areas.

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Voted for Limited Government

Strengthening Religious Liberties at Public Schools and State Institutions of Higher Education by Ensuring Employees are Permitted to Pray During Free Time.

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Voted for Limited Government

Fueling Wasteful Spending and Further Subsidizing the Childcare Industry through a Nearly $50 Million Appropriation to the Workforce Development Council.

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Voted against Limited Government

Restricting the Ability of the Legislature to Defend Laws in Court Cases by Providing the House and Senate Leaders the Sole Discretion to Intervene.

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Voted against Limited Government

Funding Critical Race Theory and LGBTQ Programing for Children through a $2.9 Million Appropriation to Idaho Public Television.

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Voted against Limited Government

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