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M 2012 Idaho General Election

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Proposition 1

Option Pct
No 57.30%
Yes 42.70%

Proposition 2

Option Pct
No 58%
Yes 42%

Proposition 3

Option Pct
No 66.70%
Yes 33.30%

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Kootenai County decides to sue over redistricting

Kootenai County commissioners have decided to sue over Idaho’s proposed new legislative district plan, saying they object to a proposed large new district that would take in a 5,000-person chunk of the county and pair it with others to the south and east.

Kootenai County to sue over new legislative district plan, doesn’t like the new District 7

Kootenai County’s board of county commissioners has formally decided to join a planned lawsuit challenging Idaho’s new legislative redistricting plan that Twin Falls County plans to file this week. The North Idaho county’s commissioners say in a news release that they object to the proposed…

Rep. Higgins to retire, redistricting would have pitted her against other incumbents

One more contest between legislative incumbents prompted by Idaho’s new legislative redistricting plan has been averted by an incumbent lawmaker’s decision to retire: Rep. Elfreda Higgins, D-Boise, had this announcement on Facebook over the weekend: “I have had numerous inquiries regarding my running for re-election…

Eye on Boise: State revenues fall just shy of predictions

BOISE – Idaho’s general fund revenues for October are in, and they’re almost exactly on target, missing state economists’ forecast by just 0.7 percent. At $209.9 million, the month’s tax take is $1.6 million below the $211.4 million forecast. Sales taxes came in $4.1 million below the expected level, but all other categories came in ahead of the forecast. Individual income tax revenues for October were 5.9 percent above October of the previous year; the forecast was for 4.9 percent growth. Sales taxes were up 1.6 percent over the previous October; the forecast had called for 6.3 percent.

Election law passed two years ago created headaches for some in city elections

A 2009 law passed by the Idaho Legislature drew complaints from voters in Tuesday’s city elections that they were forced to drive miles outside their cities to personally cast absentee ballots; Secretary of State Ben Ysursa is considering backing changes in the law as a…

Election results: Mayors re-elected, bag ban rejected…

In city elections across the state yesterday, some notable outcomes: In Hailey, a ban on plastic grocery bags pushed by local high school students failed 864-620, according to the Idaho Mountain Express, while Ketchum voters rejected a switch to a city manager form of government….

It’s Election Day in Idaho…

It’s Election Day for nonpartisan city races across Idaho today, and the polls are open until 8 p.m. Things weren’t exactly busy when I stopped in at my local polling place to vote this morning; just a trickle of voters was showing up to vote…

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