- A.J. Balukoff

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Increased Taxes

Increased Taxes

A.J. Balukoff has voted to support EVERY bond measure or tax levy since 1997 while serving on the school board, resulting in thousands of dollars of increased property taxes and fees for Idaho taxpayers. He's voted to raise some fees more than 500% since 1998 - all while cutting classroom supply funding and increasing union-backed salary plans.

SOURCE: Meeting Minutes, Boise Independent School District, 1997 - Present

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Embracing Obamacare

Embracing Obamacare

A.J. supports Obamacare and its disastrous policies saying, "rather than calling for its repeal, I would prefer to work with it."

Idahoans know that a federal government "solution" isn't what we need. We can't afford a governor who embraces Obama and his failed healthcare policies.

SOURCE: AJForIdaho.com/faqs

But rather than calling for repeal [of the Affordable Care Act], I would prefer to work with it…There are some good provisions in the law. - Idaho Statesman - 4/19/14
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Washington Locking Up Idaho Land

Washington Locking Up Idaho Land

A.J. supports the Obama administration's heavy-handed tactics to limit Idahoans' access to the Boulder-White Clouds area by circumventing Congress and declaring it a national monument.

The federal government wants to reclassify Boulder-White Clouds as a national monument so they can lock it up and keep Idahoans from enjoying it by Idaho standards. It's another example of the Obama administration's sneaky tactics - and A.J. supports it.

SOURCE: AJForIdaho.com/faqs

the White House, with the stroke of a pen, can lock up thousands of square miles of federal lands used for timber, ranching, mining and energy development without local input or congressional approval. -FoxNews 2/18/10 The Idaho Fish and Game Commission has voted unanimously to oppose the creation of a Boulder-White Clouds National Monument for fear of losing control of wildlife management in the 592,000-acre area. -MagicValley.com 7/13/14
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A Millionaire Who Wants Taxpayers to Pay for His Campaign

A Multi-Millionaire Who Wants Taxpayers to Pay for His Campaign

A.J. Balukoff is worth more than $50 million - yet multi-millionaire A.J. has actively participated in an effort to change Idaho law to have public financing for political campaigns. That's right, he wants taxpayers to finance his campaign. That's not just liberal, it's hypocritical.

SOURCE: Lewiston Morning Tribune, 9/3/99

['The Working Group for Fair Elections' will] push an initiative to allow for public financing of candidates for statewide offices.  Board members include…Boise School Board Member A.J. Balukoff. - Lewiston Morning Tribune, 9/3/99
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Supported Re-introducing the Wolves

Supported Re-introducing the Wolves

Despite overwhelming opposition from ranchers and citizens, A.J. sided with extreme environmentalists and the federal government saying,


"I supported the re-introduction of wolves to Idaho."

SOURCE: AJForIdaho.com/faqs

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C- Rating from the NRA

C- Rating from the NRA

While A.J. wants you to believe he supports the Second Amendment, his record and stances show otherwise. His C- rating from the NRA demonstrates his lack of care for Second Amendment rights, even saying in reference to recent state legislation about firearms on campuses that government should have an increased role: "Idaho needs government that creates solutions."

SOURCE: AJForIdaho.com/faqs

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