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Even as state lawmakers have tried to make it exponentially harder to get an initiative on the ballot, one man is suing in federal court to make it easier.

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The 2020 election is still over a year away, but some of the initiatives that could appear on the ballot are already taking shape.

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Idaho House Republicans have resurrected a measure on ballot initiative restrictions by splitting it into four pieces of legislation less than three days after the original bill was vetoed by Gov. Brad Little (R).

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In a striking rebuke to the Idaho legislature, Gov. Brad Little (R) has “reluctantly” vetoed a bill that some say would’ve made it nearly impossible to get an initiative on the ballot.

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Gov. Brad Little (R) will now consider two proposals that opponents say would make it nearly impossible to get an initiative on the ballot.

Concordia law professor McKay Cunningham recently had a column published in the Idaho Falls Post Register question the current legislature's efforts to change the state's ballot initiative processes. Cunningham joins Idaho Matters on Monday to discuss his concerns.

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After nearly three hours of contentious debate, Idaho House lawmakers voted to make it significantly harder to put a citizens’ initiative on the ballot.

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House Republican leadership is trying to ease up on an embattled bill that would significantly tighten the ballot initiative process in Idaho.

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An Idaho House panel passed a controversial voter initiative bill Tuesday afternoon in the face of significant opposition.

Another multi-hour hearing with the vast majority of testimony against the bill seemingly did little to stop the House State Affairs committee from moving it forward to the full House on a 10-5 vote.

Efforts are underway to weaken the ability to bring voter initiatives to ballot and on Wednesday's Idaho Matters, we talk with Luke Mayville and Tracy Olson of Reclaim Idaho.