The Associated Press reports:
Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Saturday signed legislation making it more difficult to get initiatives or referendums on ballots in what is widely seen as an attempt to stop a medical marijuana initiative and other left-leaning causes in the conservative state.
The Republican governor signed into law the measure backers said is needed because the current process favors urban voters.
Opponents said the measure would make it nearly impossible to get initiatives on ballots. Little in his letter to lawmakers approving the bill sided with those who worry urban voters have too much say in the initiative process.
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The Republican governor announced the decision Saturday to sign into law the measure backers say is needed because the current process favors urban voters. https://t.co/oLxSIHNen0
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