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Bill to make Idaho ballot measures tougher heads to governor

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation making it more difficult to get initiatives or referendums on ballots is heading to the governor, who has hinted of a possible veto.

The House voted 51-18 on Wednesday to approve the measure backers say is needed because the current process favors urban voters.

It passed the Senate last month.

Opponents say the measure would make it nearly impossible to get initiatives on ballots.

The proposed law would require the signatures of 6% of registered voters in all 35 Idaho districts.

Republican Gov. Brad Little vetoed similar legislation in 2019 out of concern a federal court could find it unconstitutional and dictate Idaho's ballot initiative process.

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  1. ALL counties should have a say in a ballot initiative. PERIOD! We don’t need the people in large districts such as in Boise, Caldwell telling the state how to run its business. If the idea is so great, it will be accepted by all districts and if Little Brad vetoes they need to override.
    Little Brad is turning awful liberal blue in his old age. Time to replace him with a younger RED conservative.

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