Three Idaho debt questions sent to voters for November

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March 17, 2010

BOISE, Idaho: The Idaho State Senate has cleared the way for voters to decide on three proposed constitutional amendments that would allow certain state facilities and companies to enter long-term debt to improve operations. The Idaho House of Representatives had already approved of the three measures in February 2010, sending them to the final obstacle, the Senate vote. According to reports, the airport debt amendment passed with a 34-1 vote, while the other two debt amendments were passed unanimously. The vote took place on March 16, 2010. The proposed amendments are now set to appear on the November 2, 2010 ballot.[1]

The airport debt amendment would allow airports in the state to take on debt for endeavors that would improve facilities, equipment and acquisitions such as real property. The hospital debt amendment would allow public medical facilities, including hospitals, to enter debt in order to upgrade facilities, including buying new technological equipment, acquiring new property for enhanced medical care and constructing improved resources. Finally, the power amendment would allow power producing cities in the state to reserve bonds in order to increase power capacity.[2][3][4][3]

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