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UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

‘It’s about The Big One’: Amendment would give state Legislature broad powers in case of catastrophe

Constitutional amendment would expand legislative powers in catastrophic incidents.

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Idaho constitutional amendment passes Senate, heads to House

A proposed state constitutional amendment aimed at protecting the legal rights of victims of crime has passes the Idaho Senate and now heads to the House.

UPDATED: Thu., March 9, 2017

Amendment to guarantee hunting rights in Washington won’t get vote in 2017

OLYMPIA – Washington voters may some day be asked if they want to make hunting and fishing a constitutional right. But not this year. A proposed constitutional amendment wouldn’t undermine …

Victims’ rights initiative qualifies for November ballot

A citizens’ initiative seeking to expand the rights of Montana crime victims and their families qualified Friday for the November ballot.

For lawmakers, supermajority a taxing constitutional debate

OLYMPIA – A proposed constitutional amendment gave a Senate panel another chance to argue whether democracy is helped or hurt by requiring legislative supermajorities to approve tax increases. Definitely helped, …

Tax vote law could be made permanent

OLYMPIA – The Legislature should honor the “will of the people” and cement the requirement for a supermajority to raise taxes into the state constitution, Republican senators said Thursday. They …

Fast track legislation may get brakes

OLYMPIA – For most people, an emergency is something that usually requires flashing lights and sirens. For legislators, an emergency is something that requires a law take effect right away, …

Tax hike/cut proposal falls short

BOISE – Freshman North Idaho Sen. Steve Vick’s proposed constitutional amendment to require two-thirds votes not only for any tax increase but also for any fee hike or the reduction …

Bail denial issue will be on ballot in fall

The Washington Legislature has given final approval to a constitutional amendment that would give judges more power in denying bail.

Kootenai County Voters Approve Hospital Partnership Amendment

Hospitals Kootenai County voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment allowing public hospitals to form partnerships with private businesses. With 8 percent of precincts reporting, 3,356 people - or 60 percent …