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Idaho Representative's prediction of Idaho ballot dead on

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August 31, 2010

BOISE, Idaho: In mid-February, Representative Erik Simpson predicted that three or four ballot measures would be placed on the November 2, 2010 statewide ballot in the state of Idaho. Simpson was right on the money. Idaho voters will see four measures on the statewide ballot. Simpson said at the time: "History is on our side and typically voters pass constitutional amendments. The last one that failed was in 1984."

One of the measures that is on the ballot is the Idaho Power Amendment, which was proposed by Simpson. The amendment will ask voters whether or not to amend the Idaho Constitution to allow power producing cities in the state to reserve bonds in order to increase power capacity. At the time of Simpson's prediction, there was only one measure on the ballot, which was the Idaho Tuition and Fees Amendment. The measure would repeal a ban enacted by a 1890 constitutional provision that bars tuition at the University of Idaho. If enacted by Idaho voters, the University of Idaho would cease charging "fees" that are approximately the equivalent to "tuition" that is implemented by other state schools.[1][2]

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