Tuesday, March 31, 2009

2009 Legislature

Election Consolidation bill Dies in Senate

Boise--The attempt to save money and consolidate school elections was killed in a Senate committee at the Idaho Statehouse.

House Bill 201 failed by just a vote in the Senate Affairs Committee. Senators Bob Geddes (R-Soda Springs), Russ Fulcher (R-Meridian) Monte Pearce (R-NewPlymouth) and Curt McKenzie (R-Nampa) wanted to save taxpayers money by consolidating elections to four times a year.
The bill required school districts to pay for elections not held at one of the 4 dates. The Idaho Farm Bureau favored the legislation while School Districts stood opposed.

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