February 16, 2023 3:15 a.m. On Wednesday, the Idaho House of Representatives voted in favor of the “Greater Idaho” bill. A release from the Greater Idaho movement said the legislation, numbered HJM1, authorizes Idaho legislators to begin talks with Oregon about relocating the state line they share. During debate on the floor of the House, proponents of the bill cited the desirability of applying Idaho law to eastern Oregon as a way to push Oregon drug laws farther away from Idaho’s current population. Advocates also cited an economic analysis published last week for the Claremont Institute which shows that rural Oregon counties would be a net benefit to Idaho financially. More information about the Greater Idaho movement is at www.greateridaho.org.
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