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Idaho SJR 101 had lowest contribution total in the country

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December 14, 2010

BOISE, Idaho: According to Ballotpedia's 2010 ballot measure analysis, Idaho's SJR 101, which was approved on November 2, had the lowest contribution total of any measure in the country. However, not included in this analysis were measures that did not have any contributions of any kind. The contributions made towards SJR 101 totaled out to be $1,718.

The measure was proposed to repeal a ban enacted by a 1890 constitutional provision that bars tuition at the University of Idaho. The University of Idaho would then cease charging "fees" that were approximately the equivalent to "tuition" that was implemented by other state schools. According to Senate Assistant Republican Leader Joe Stegner, who authored the constitutional amendment: "We've been doing this for 120 years. And everybody, with a wink-wink, nod-nod has been calling them 'fees.'"

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