After much debate, the Idaho Senate has passed SB 1159, the bill to make it much harder to qualify a voter initiative or referendum for the Idaho ballot, on an 18-17 vote. You can read our full report here at idahopress.com (subscription required), or pick up Saturday's Idaho Press. Here's how the vote broke down:
Voting yes: Sens. Anthon, Bair, Burtenshaw, Cheatham, Grow, Harris, Heider, Hill, Lakey, Lee, Lodge, Mortimer, Patrick, Rice, Souza, Thayn, Vick, and Winder.
Voting no: Sens. Agenbroad, Bayer, Brackett, Buckner-Webb(Mathias), Burgoyne, Crabtree, Den Hartog, Guthrie, Johnson, Jordan, Lent, Martin, Nelson, Nye, Stennett, Ward-Engelking, and Woodward.